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Mother Seeks Answers after Son Dies on Flight Home for Christmas

Jan 2, 2018

Mother Seeks Answers after Son Dies on Flight Home for Christmas

Courtesy of ABC News - Griffin Gutwa appeared to be a fit and healthy 18-year-old freshman embarking on his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon, but that dream ended days before Christmas, when Gutwa died on board Delta flight 1687.

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Dec 20, 2017

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Schools have the choice to add an extra layer of protection when it comes to the safety of their athletes.

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Dec 6, 2017

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Paris Byrd, the St. Johns County girl who died after collapsing during basketball tryouts Tuesday at R.J. Murray Middle School had an enlarged heart, to medical examiner's preliminary report found.

Fleming Island Teen Dies After Collapsing In Weight Room

Sep 21, 2017

Fleming Island Teen Dies After Collapsing In Weight Room

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Two days after a Fleming Island High School sophomore collapsed while working out in the school's weight room, Wolfson Children's Hospital said Ben Johnson died of cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage.

Holmdel High Lacrosse Player Collapses, Dies During Game At Rutgers

Sep 18, 2017

Holmdel High Lacrosse Player Collapses, Dies During Game At Rutgers

Courtesy of Holmdel Patch - Breaking: The Holmdel High school junior who died Sunday collapsed on the field during a scrimmage at Rutgers University.

College Football Player Dies After Game In Ohio

Sep 17, 2017

College Football Player Dies After Game In Ohio

Courtesy of ABC 2 News - A college football player from the College of Wooster in Ohio died on Sunday, after he was transported to the hospital following a game on Saturday.

Teen's Death Inspires Free Heart Screenings At Hinsdale Central HS

Sep 7, 2017

Teen's Death Inspires Free Heart Screenings At Hinsdale Central HS

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A mother's loss inspired a potentially life-saving event for students at a suburban school.

Austin, Minnesota, Student Athlete Dies 10 Days After Collapse At Practice

Sep 3, 2017

Austin, Minnesota, Student Athlete Dies 10 Days After Collapse At Practice

Courtesy of ABC News - A 14-year-old Austin, Minnesota, football player has died 10 days after collapsing at a team practice, school officials said.

Why Did Fit Former Ironman Dean Mercer’s Heart Fail?

Sep 1, 2017

Why Did Fit Former Ironman Dean Mercer’s Heart Fail?

Courtesy of Gold Coast Bulletin - THIS week’s tragic death of ironman great Dean Mercer prompted an outpouring of emotion fitting of a man admired from afar and adored by those closest to him.

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Aug 29, 2017

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Courtesy of WFTV - A 19-year-old Stetson University football player died Monday evening after collapsing during practice.

Few Answers In The Death Of A Bronx Football Player

Aug 25, 2017

Few Answers In The Death Of A Bronx Football Player

Courtesy of The New York Times - An avid athlete, Dominick was at home on the basketball court or in the water, or just running among herds of cows and goats on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, where he spent part of his childhood.

Boy With Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Aug 23, 2017

Boy With Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Courtesy of CNN - Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last.

Teen Dies From Cardiac Arrest During Football Practice

Aug 22, 2017

Teen Dies From Cardiac Arrest During Football Practice

Courtesy of New York Post - A teenage boy died during football practice at a Bronx high school Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The Issue Of Sudden Death In Soccer And How To Counter It

Aug 8, 2017

The Issue Of Sudden Death In Soccer And How To Counter It

Courtesy of Soccity - It happened again—a young player, vivacious and promising, suddenly collapsed—on the soccer field.

S.C. Community Mourns Sudden Death Of Football Star

Jul 6, 2017

S.C. Community Mourns Sudden Death Of Football Star

Courtesy of USA Today High School Sports - Cheraw High School junior, Dorrell McFarland, 17, went into cardiac arrest, according to friends. The teen was airlifted to Charleston where he died Monday.

Cause Of Homestead High Basketball Player’s Death Revealed

Jul 2, 2017

Cause Of Homestead High Basketball Player’s Death Revealed

Courtesy of The Mercury News - A rare heart arrhythmia triggered the sudden death of Homestead High basketball player Kimberly Nuestro, according to her father.

HS Athlete's Sudden Death May Create Rallying Cry For Required Heart Screenings

May 17, 2017

HS Athlete's Sudden Death May Create Rallying Cry For Required Heart Screenings

Courtesy of WSOC TV - What happened to Aaron Barker??

Parents Struggle To Cope With Teen Daughter's Sudden Death

May 17, 2017

Parents Struggle To Cope With Teen Daughter's Sudden Death

Courtesy of News WPXI - Months after a 17-year-old athlete had sudden cardiac arrest and died, her friends and family continue to struggle to come to terms with the loss.

Death Of Teen Linked To Consuming Too Much Caffeine Is A Rare Occurrence

May 16, 2017

Death Of Teen Linked To Consuming Too Much Caffeine Is A Rare Occurrence

Courtesy of News 8 WTNH - The death of 16 year old Davis Cripe — after consuming a large soda, latte, and energy drink in two hours — raising the question of how much caffeine is too much?

Chiles Student Dies Days After Medical Emergency

May 2, 2017

Chiles Student Dies Days After Medical Emergency

Courtesy of Tallahassee Democrat - Davion Mikel Stephens, the Chiles special needs student who was rushed to a hospital after falling on the school's tennis courts last week, died Tuesday.