GCISD Named Heart Safe School District
Posted on 01/20/2021

GCISD is proud to announce that it has been recently recognized as a Project ADAM Heart Safe School District, meaning every district campus has completed a cardiac emergency response plan. 

Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) takes its name from Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Wisconsin student who collapsed and died while playing basketball in 1999. Project ADAM's mission is to educate school systems, nurses, coaches, trainers, parents and others about pediatric sudden cardiac death.

Project ADAM helps implement public access defibrillation programs (PAD) across Texas and the nation. Its goal is to increase the awareness of sudden cardiac death and establish emergency programs that help to provide a timely and lifesaving response.

GCISD’s Heart Safe School District distinction is a result of a partnership between the District, Project ADAM and Cook Children’s Heart Center.