The Lesson of Isaiah Austin

As kids, how many of you dreamed of making the winning shot, throwing the winning touchdown or hitting the winning homerun? Isaiah Austin, big man for the Baylor Bears did that already. He just finished up his collegiate career and was about to check off another dream – getting drafted...

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Op Ed – Don't Judge a Book

This past week, many parents in the Greater Philadelphia area learned what I learned almost ten years ago – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It takes the lives of thousands of children every year. Two students, an eighth grader from Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel, and...

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Wichita State – Final Four & Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Download Release Millions of Americans filled out their brackets and hoped that their team would survive on the Road to the Final Four. However, for some players, survival takes on a whole new meaning.  A recent study published by the American Heart Association shows that 1 out of every 3,100...

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Two Celtics and Two Wolves

One year ago, Jeff Green underwent surgery to correct a heart condition. This condition could’ve caused him to drop dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately, a few years ago, the NBA became the first professional sports league to institute a heart screening program. As such, the condition was detected, and...

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The True Test of an Olympic Athlete

This morning, I was lying in bed watching handball, fencing and table tennis. My first thought was “The fencing uniform really isn’t conducive to selling replica jerseys at Dick’s Sporting Goods. They’re missing a huge marketing opportunity.”  Then I wondered, why the hell am I watching these sports? I know...

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Cause and Setting – The Death of Dale Oen

My son is five. This year, he learned about the main parts of a story: character, setting and plot. On Monday, Dale Oen died. He was favored to win gold at the Olympics this summer. He was not expected to be the In NOT it. Even be http://stakhairstudio.co.uk/hda/track-current-location/ are my...

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Kindergartner Drops Dead

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – The parents of a 5-year old Bossier City school girl said Tuesday they were shocked by the sudden death of their daughter. Kendra Jones died after school Monday after leaving Bossier Elementary with her brothers and sisters. How you can help An account has been...

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Samantha Wopat – Stanford Volleyball – Dies

The Stanford community mourns the loss of sophomore student-athleteSamantha “Sam” Wopat, who died Sunday, March 25, at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by family, friends and teammates. Wopat, a member of the women’s volleyball team, died after a weeklong battle in the intensive care unit of Stanford Hospital. She was hospitalized Saturday,...

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Sixth Grader Dies at School – Cardiac

This is part of the letter that was posted on the school’s website.   It is with a heavy heart that I share this news with you. Today one of our sixth grade students, Zach Rufo, died suddenly. Zach had a preexisting heart condition that was a contributing factor. Respecting...

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High Schooler Collapses and Dies on Track

CLINTON, Md. (WJZ) — Shock and sadness on a Maryland high school campus. A 17-year-old collapses and dies while jogging. Students in Surrattsville High in Clinton, Prince George’s County, can’t believe their friend and classmate is gone so soon. Mike Hellgren has more on this mysterious death.  This was a straight-A...

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