January 22, 1999, started like any other day for Adam
Lemel, a 17-year-old high-school basketball player. But later in the day, it all went wrong. While playing the sport he loved, he collapsed and died due to an undiagnosed heart problem.
Adam’s was one of a series of deaths among high-school athletes in southeastern Wisconsin, and it spurred Adam’s parents, Joe and Patty, along with his childhood friend, David Ellis, into action. They partnered with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory). This program provides education and emergency equipment to schools to save children’s lives.
If WUOT receives 400 pledges (by phone or online) by 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Delta Dental of Tennessee will donate $5,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, which will purchase four new automated external defibrillators that will be placed in schools in Tennessee.
As always, 100% of your donation will directly fund WUOT programming and operations. But today, your pledge will do much more. Today, your pledge can save a child’s life. Please call our pledge line at 865-974-5500 or, toll-free, 1-888-266-9868.
Thank you for your thoughtful and meaningful support. It makes a true difference.