This screening was for Jeremy and Adam. These boys attended Buford schools and lived on the same street. Within one year, they both died from sudden cardiac arrest . . . playing basketball.
The night before our screening, Louisville came from behind to beat Wichita State and Michigan powered through to beat Syracuse. As the world waited for the National Championship game, we worked with local doctors, first responders and volunteers to check the hearts of 225 students. Five students were referred to a clinic for specific conditions.
We’d like to thank the the Cardiovascular Group taking the lead and hosting this event. They are part of the Gwinnett Medical Center. We’d also like to thank those groups that donated their services: Children’s Cardiovascular Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology Services, Athletic Training Services, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency and Project ADAM.
We hope to be back in the fall with Jeremy Nelson’s family to screen more hearts.