Another Student Athlete Dies

The coroner, Daniel, said that if the boy had undergone a simple x-ray or sonogram of his heart “he might have lived until he was 80.”  Daniel said this is the third Douglas County child athlete who has died of complications involving an enlarged heart in the past few years. He said he wished schools had the resources to screen athletes for the condition or that parents were required to do so before their children engaged in school sports.

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