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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.

Tampa Teen Dies After Basketball Practice

Apr 25, 2017

Tampa Teen Dies After Basketball Practice

Courtesy of ABC Action News - 13-years-old and already 6 feet 1 inch tall. You bet Alvin Williams Junior dreamed of playing in the NBA.

Trial Starts For Delaware High School Students Charged In Death Of Classmate

Apr 3, 2017

Trial Starts For Delaware High School Students Charged In Death Of Classmate

Courtesy of Philly Voice - Three Delaware high school students are expected to stand trial starting Monday on charges connected to the death of fellow classmate Amy Francis-Joyner.

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Feb 26, 2017

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Courtesy of Plano Star Courier - Saturday afternoon, the North Texas hockey community gathered at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney. Before the competition, the Dallas Penguins of Plano and the McKinney North Stars came together in remembrance of their friend, Ethan May.

Editorial: From Heartbreaking Event, A Heartwarming Result

Feb 8, 2017

Editorial: From Heartbreaking Event, A Heartwarming Result

ONCE YOU hear Gwyneth’s story, it is impossible to forget it. On June 8, 2012, Gwyneth Griffin was running around the track with some classmates at A.G. Wright Middle School. The school year was winding down and she was about to turn 13.

Shock As High School Athlete Dies From Cardiac Arrest Aged 17 After Battling The Flu For Five Days

Feb 1, 2017

Shock As High School Athlete Dies From Cardiac Arrest Aged 17 After Battling The Flu For Five Days

Courtesy of DailyMail.com - Kayla Linton of Baltimore, Maryland, went into cardiac arrest and died on Saturday after getting the flu last Tuesday, her mother said. She was only 17.

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Jan 12, 2017

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Courtesy of WMBF (12/16/16) - The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Hartsville High football player who collapsed and died during a game in 2012 has been settled out of court, according to documents obtained by WMBF news.