Fleming Island FL athlete dies two days after suffering cardiac arrest at school

September 21st, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA|

Fleming Island two-sport athlete Ben Johnson suffered cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage after collapsing at school on Tuesday. (Contributed photo) Fleming Read More...

Sept 2-4, 2017: Four More Young Athlete Deaths

September 6th, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA|

September 2, 2017 14-year-old Chris Fischer, a football player at Austin High School in Minnesota, passed away due to complications from Read More...

Gone Too Soon: Three Student Athletes Collapse and Die

August 30th, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA|

It’s been a tough week. Three student athletes collapsed and were not able to be saved. Two students were only 13—in Read More...

Dylan’s Story: Why Preventative Cardiac Testing is Necessary

August 24th, 2017|athletics, cardiovascular conditions, Parents, Wimbledon Athletics|

Dylan's Story By Becky Rose In October of 2013, Dylan came to me and told me he wasn’t feeling well. He was the quarterback Read More...

If the true incidence of SCA in student athletes were known, could more lives be saved?

May 17th, 2017|athletics, legislation, Parents, SCA, Wimbledon Athletics|

It’s long been noted that the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among young athletes is underreported. “Natural causes” is often listed for Read More...

Justin faced almost certain death from his heart abnormality had it not been discovered

May 12th, 2017|athletics, cardiovascular conditions, Parents, Wimbledon Athletics|

Photo Courtesy of Lilly Corbett Justin Corbett will be able to play football someday because intuition and perseverance led to a Read More...

High school senior in Tallahassee dies after cardiac arrest due to enlarged heart

May 3rd, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA|

Chiles student dies days after medical emergency tallahassee.com Davion Mikel Stephens, the Chiles special needs student who was rushed to a Read More...

8th-grader suffers sudden cardiac arrest at track meet in New Mexico

May 2nd, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA|

Student recovering after heart stops during track meet lcsun-news.com LAS CRUCES — A 14-year-old Vista Middle School student is recovering in Read More...

Michigan 7th-grader died from congenital heart defect following track meet

May 1st, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA|

Michigan honor roll student, 13, falls ill and dies after school track meet dailymail.com A 13-year-old girl died unexpectedly at the Read More...

Sports nutrition for the young athlete

April 18th, 2017|Parents|

Sports nutrition for the young athlete By Tracy Trumper Family and Consumer Extension Agent "Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put Read More...

Monahans High School Sprinter Suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest on the Track

April 12th, 2017|athletics, News & Events, Parents, SCA|

Monahans sprinter survives cardiac arrest www.cbs7.com MONAHANS -- Last Monday, a seemingly normal track and field practice at Monahan’s high ended Read More...

Maria Shanley’s Mission to Save Lives after Losing Her Son to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

March 21st, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA, Wimbledon Athletics|

Photos Courtesy of Maria Shanley It’s been 22 months since Maria Shanley lost her son Mike to sudden cardiac arrest due Read More...

A Missed Heart Appointment Leads to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

January 26th, 2017|athletics, Parents, SCA, Wimbledon Athletics|

A Missed Heart Appointment Leads to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Malik Allen, 14, of Chicago’s Luther North College Prep was playing basketball Read More...

How sleep plays a critical role in athletic performance

December 13th, 2016|Healthy Living, Parents|

How sleep plays a critical role in athletic performance By George G.A. Pujalte Those in sports often have to consider the Read More...

9 Foods that Hinder an Athlete’s Performance

December 2nd, 2016|Parents|

9 FOODS THAT HINDER AN ATHLETE’S PERFORMANCE 10/20/2014 By Janis Meredith Your son works hard to prepare for games. But all Read More...

Most people have heard of concussions, but few fully grasp the implications

November 15th, 2016|concussions, Parents|

4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Daughter’s Concussion Erris Langer Klapper Writer, recovering attorney, mom, wife, chauffeur and chef Read More...

Are you raising a humble athlete?

November 8th, 2016|Parents|

Are you raising a humble athlete? 5/20/2015 By Linda Alberts Sportswriter Heywood Hale Broun has been credited with saying, “Sports doesn’t Read More...

Parents of fallen athletes push to end sudden cardiac deaths

October 25th, 2016|athletics, Parents, Wimbledon Athletics|

Parents of fallen athletes push to end sudden cardiac deaths Melinda Murray's son Dominick, 17, collapsed on a basketball court and Read More...

Mandatory Testing For Heart Conditions – Is It Time?

October 20th, 2016|athletics, Parents, SCA, Wimbledon Athletics|

Mandatory Testing For Heart Conditions – Is It Time? The recent deaths of Josh Pollard and Chase Lightfoot from heart conditions brings to Read More...

Recognizing Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month

September 19th, 2016|cardiovascular conditions, Parents|

Recognizing Children's Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month 9/15/2016 By Greg Bach Cardiomyopathy can be a devastating disease; it is the leading cause of Read More...

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