Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas
Helping Hearts Through Research, Education and Compassion
The Clays For Cardio Shoot-Out is our annual clay shooting tournament that benefits The Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas and the students, families, and research we support. The Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas (CFST) was inspired by what we’ve learned from more than 100 clinical trials as principal investigators over the past 20 years at the Southeast Texas Clinical Research Center (SETCRC). Those trials evaluated both medical treatments and devices designed to improve cardiovascular health.
The SETCRC supports the design and performance of clinical trials to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders. The CFST is currently funding the design and development of two medical research and software projects.
The Foundation grants educational scholarships for healthcare students in Southeast Texas. CFST also provides funds for medical support for indigent patients in our community.
Griffin Barnett was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) in utero at 18 weeks. HLHS is a birth defect that affects blood flow through the heart. While there is still no cure, treatment for HLHS consists of three stages of open heart surgeries. Griffin had his first surgery at four days old, his second at three months old, and a third in September of 2017. After a couple of good months, Griffin went into severe heart failure in February of 2018.
A healthy heart transplant became available for Griffin on May 19th, 2018, and he received this gift the next day at Texas Children’s Hospital. He has been doing amazingly ever since. There is still a lot of recovery, many tests, and follow-ups Griffin and his family must endure, but they are beyond grateful for so many chances at life, and count their blessings daily.
Riley is a 17-year-old Junior from Kirbyville who suffered a stroke on June 30, 2018 while fishing with his dad. He was airlifted to the Cardiovascular ICU at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston on July 1st when he suffered severe heart failure. As of January 2019, he is still at Texas Children’s Legacy Tower for several more months.
Before Riley’s stroke, he was active at Kirbyville High School in UIL, the fishing team, band, and National Honor Society. He represented the Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative in the Government-in-Action Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. in mid June of 2018 where he had the honor of placing the wreath upon the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
CFST proudly announces our 3rd Annual fundraiser event. Sporting clay shoot-out at the 1-In-100 Gun Club in Lumberton, Texas on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
A short presentation ceremony about the Foundation will take place after the flight has ended. The winners of the Shoot-Out will also be given their awards at this time.
Non-Shooter Admission At The Door: Adults $20, Kids (5-16) $10
Kids under 5 get in free. Admission fees and all funds raised go towards the efforts of the CFST’s cause.
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