Daniel had died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome — a silent killer similar to cot death in infancy.
SADS — also called sudden arrythmic death syndrome — is linked to anomalies in electrical workings of the heart. The rare condition is an umbrella term for around a dozen conditions that kills 800 people under 35 a year in the UK.
The Danny Mills Foundation was the idea of a group of the popular young man’s friends who Pauline paid special tribute to for helping get the family through the nightmare of the last few weeks. The foundation aims to raise funds to buy Defibrillator/CPR units, to be given free of charge to local youth groups and organisations, with a view to saving the lives of other young men and women in the Northern ireland area.
Danny and the Mills family were, and remain, good friends of the Caffe Nero family in Northern Ireland. In 2015 we have decided to come together across all of our Irish stores on both sides of the border, to raise money for this valuable cause. As well as purchasing and donating numerous defibrillators, we aim to raise awareness of this silent killer in our community.
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