MD Governor Proclaims Sudden Cardiac Arrest Day

 Measure in Memory of Andrew Helgeson, Who Was High School Senior When He Died from SCA on May 25, 2005

Governor Martin O’Malley proclaimed May 25, 2010 Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Day in Maryland in memory of Andrew Helgeson, who died from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) five years ago at age 18.
 
Described as “the epitome of health,” R. Andrew Helgeson was only days from graduating from Mont Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and was to pick up the school’s Scholar/Athlete Award the day he died. Andrew had a full college academic scholarship and was looking forward to playing starting lacrosse goalie at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  The first sign that something was wrong was his death.

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