Following Stephens tragic death on 10th October 2009 at the age of only 33 from a
undiagnosed heart condition the Gately family underwent extensive medical tests to
ascertain if they had inherited the same medical conditions or had any other underlying
conditions. It was confirmed that Stephens only sister Michelle has Long QT Syndrome
(LQTS) and is currently undergoing genetic testing and receiving treatment.
Michelle decided in memory of Stephen to set up the “Stephen Gately Trust” to raise
awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and to hopefully prevent other
families having to go through the pain of losing a loved one. The money raised will
be used to raise awareness of SADS and provide medical and other needed equipment
to Hospitals, GPS, Schools, Colleges and Sports Clubs.