The HeartBeat Foundation, Inc. founder and president, Mr. Christopher
Remick, is degreed in finance and accounting. He is experienced in health care management and in the investment and insurance
industries. While working for Child Health Systems he was exposed to children with
all types of terminal illnesses. After leaving Child Health Systems, Christopher went
to State Street Bank and Trust to work in their mutual fund division. Eventually moving
on to the Network Services Department at John Hancock. Christopher was born and raised
in Duxbury, Massachusetts with his parents Rev. Robert and Brenda Remick and two sisters Kellie (Remick) DaCosta
and Kimberly (Remick) Chandler.
Tracy (Lynds) Remick
Tracy (Lynds) Remick, as co-founder and vice-president, brings
many skills to the HeartBeat Foundation. Tracy was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts
with her parents William and Agnes and two older sisters, Kathie (Lynds) Burton and Lisa (Lynds) Lessard.
She has been an employee of John Hancock Financial Services for 19 years as an administrative assistant and office
manager for many different departments. Responsibilities include schedule coordination,
meeting management, travel coordination, and space planning, managing personnel issues and records, planning and coordinating
department functions, communicating regularly with multiple levels of personnel both within and outside the department and
A child with a cardiac or terminal illness has a lifetime of obstacles
ahead of them, our founders know that their families need to restructure their life styles and dreams.
Christopher and his wife Tracy know this all to well. Christopher's sister,
Kellie (Remick) DaCosta, was born with Pulmonic Stenosis with a severe Hypoplasia of the right ventricle.
Kathie (Lynds) Burton was born with Ventricular Septal Defect. Both
Kathie and Kellie had the determination and family support to survive many procedures, obstacles and their physical limitations.
Our families made sacrifices. There were short vacations at places close
to home. They always had fun together, always supported one another and most importantly
survived together. Today Kellie is 35 years old with a 7 year old son, Jonathan. In July of 2002, Kathie underwent her last struggle. While
recovering from surgery after the removal of her gall bladder and spleen, she passed away.
the support of others through their difficult times has helped guide and focus their vision for the HeartBeat Foundation today.