Player Moves On After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

GREENSBORO — Jesse DeSanto’s heart stopped just after he crossed home plate three years ago.

DeSanto, a 16-year-old high school sophomore at the time, was at baseball practice and expected to play shortstop that season for the Manteo High School Redskins.

After cardiac arrest nearly killed DeSanto, he fought to live. Then he fought to get back on the field.

And this month, he finally overcame legal obstacles to play for Guilford College.

DeSanto, 19, had an undetected condition that caused his heart to stop.

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