About the Foundation

Gwyneth Ann Rivells was a smart, beautiful 17 year old girl with her whole life ahead of her. She was the heart and soul of our family. Gwyn just finished her junior year at Conwell-Egan High School where she played soccer and volleyball, and was looking forward to graduating with the class of 2016. She was a talented artist and a great student. Gwyn loved her family, her friends, the beach, and she loved her school, Conwell-Egan, especially Spirit Night. She intended to pursue a career in the medical field at Temple University. She also wanted to visit Paris and Rome. She even wanted to get a summer job at Disney World as a Disney princess. But on June 27, 2015, her heart stopped while at the Beach Blast Soccer Tournament, and our pain began. Although testing continues at Mayo Clinic, we have not been able to find out why this happened. As a result, we are looking to partner with and support Simonsheart.org to provide heart testing for young athletes. Gwyn’s parents, Joe and Sue would like to keep her memory alive for years to come by starting a foundation in her memory. Gifts from Gwyn is a newly formed foundation that will provide scholarships to the school she loved, as well as give to all of her other many interests. 100% of all donations made to Gifts from Gwyn will be given back to the community that Gwyn was a part of and help keep Gwyn in our hearts and minds forever. Thank you in advance for anything that you can do and God Bless!

Thank you from Simon's Heart - https://simonsheart.org/

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You're part of our family now. This effort is all about teamwork. Together, we are checking hearts and saving lives.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart,

Jenn Parrado Executive Director