Register Online for 2nd Annual Wine Tasting November 7

Due to the great response we are getting, we have added a pre-payment registration online for this year’s wine tasting. If you would like to guarantee your ticket this year — just visit the link below and register and pay online with any major credit card or PayPal. You should be able to print or save (for phones) a ticket — but we will also put your name on the “Reserved/Paid” list …. and you can arrive at any time after 6:00 p.m.!

Click here to register and pay online now.

High School Student Dies After Collapsing at Pickup Basketball Game

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — New details are released in the death of a Josey High School student who collapsed during a pick-up game and died at the hospital.

An autopsy was completed Wednesday in Atlanta. The findings are pending toxicology and histology, according to Kenneth Boose with the Richmond County Coroner’s Office. The results could take up to 26 weeks for the GBI to complete, Boose said.

Richmond County Board of Education Police tell News 12 a Josey coach called 911 at 5:01 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13th. EMS arrived at the school at 5:13 p.m. Sheppard was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 6:33 p.m.

RCBOE police are interviewing students to get a more accurate timeline of the events that led up to Sheppard’s collapse.

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Letter: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

On May 23, 2012, our seemingly healthy 16-year-old son, Adam, died of a sudden cardiac arrest at home taking a nap. He had no warning; the first symptom was death. The only thing that might have saved his life was an automated external defibrillator, a medical device designed to deliver an electric shock to the heart if needed. Sadly, none was available.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth is not a rare occurrence. It is happening to thousands of youth each year — on the football field, on the soccer field, in the classroom and in their sleep. It is critical that our community recognizes the importance of having AEDs available everywhere that children congregate; that we encourage CPR/AED training and have an emergency action plan in place should someone collapse because of SCA.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young

What is sudden cardiac arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heartbeat stops abruptly and unexpectedly. This usually is caused by ventricular fibrillation (VF), an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain the heart and the rest of the body, and the person collapses. A quick combination of CPR and defibrillation can restore life.

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Vote for Charlie’s Granddaughter & Donate to Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Vote for Charlie’s Granddaughter & Donate to Beaumont Children’s Hospital!

Charlie Sanders’ beautiful granddaughter Eliana Leon has been entered into the America’s Most Photogenic Baby Contest.

We ask that you visit the website and vote for her! Votes are 50 cents each and all proceeds go to the Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

Go to:

You can vote in all four categories and choose the number of votes you wish to buy, starting a $5 for 10 votes. You must type her name in like this: ELIANA LEON


Here are her photos in this order: Beautiful, Comical, Fashionable, Precious:


Staten Island Teenager Who Collapsed on Football Field Died of Heart Condition, Not Heat: Medical Examiner

A Staten Island teenager who died after collapsing during varsity football practice last month died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood, the medical examiner said Tuesday.

Miles Kirkland, a 16-year-old junior at Curtis High School, collapsed during practice Sept.1 and was pronounced dead at a hospital. A teammate said he had been going to get water when he fell.

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Charlie Sanders Presents Donation to Beaumont Hospital

At Sunday’s Lions game at Ford Field, Charlie presented a check to Dr. Stephen Almany of Beaumont Hospital for the Healthy Heart Check Program. Also present were this year’s winners of our check presentation auction item – Chris Consiglio with family and friends. On the right is Chris Keenist, son of Charlie Sanders Foundation Board member Bill Keenist, and also a heart survivor.




Fundraiser Sunday for Katlyn & Her New Heart

Katlyn Scott, 15, of St. Clair, almost didn’t wake up July 1 after a heart transplant.

But three months later, Katlyn can run.

“The surgery was supposed to take five hours. It took over 12 hours,” said Amy Scott, Katlyn’s stepmother. “After a few hours they sent the doctor out, not a nurse, that’s how we knew something was wrong. Her aorta tore. She wasn’t breathing. She wasn’t alive for 10 minutes.”

But Katlyn made it through the surgery.

“My parents were worried and crying as we were waiting for me to go into surgery,” Katlyn said. “I just wanted a cheeseburger and birthday cake. My birthday was the next day. I knew this new heart was my heart. I was ready for it.”

A benefit dinner to help Katlyn’s family pay for more than $600,000 in medical bills is 2:30-7 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 382, 1300 Clinton Ave., St. Clair. Tickets are $15, and the event includes music, a bounce house and a raffle.

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Katlyn Scott

Miami Heat Center Justin Hamilton Hospitalized for Heart Problem

Justin Hamilton

The Miami HEAT announced today that center Justin Hamilton underwent a procedure at South Miami Hospital on Monday to repair an atrial flutter.

After experiencing light-headedness during practice, he was sent to Doctors Hospital where the diagnosis was discovered. He will remain sidelined for a few days and can then begin non-contact exercises for approximately three weeks before being re-evaluated prior to re-joining the team for practice. Hamilton is expected to make a full recovery.

SOURCE: Miami Heat Media

Coroner: Crowder international student’s death likely caused by cardiac arrest

NEOSHO, Mo. — A Crowder College international student died of apparent cardiac arrest over the weekend after being spotted having respiratory problems along Highway 59 in Neosho.

Police and first responders were called at 4 p.m. Saturday to the 19500 block of South Highway 59 near the intersection with Route AA regarding a man having trouble breathing. Police Chief David McCracken said a passer-by reported seeing the man drop to his knees in apparent respiratory distress.

 The victim, later identified as Hugues Kazadi Mutombo, 22, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was taken to Freeman Neosho Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

There were no signs of foul play or accidental death, McCracken said. He said the victim was wearing workout clothes and had been exercising earlier in the day at the YMCA in Neosho.

An autopsy was performed Monday morning in Springfield. Newton County coroner Mark Bridges said Mutombo appeared healthy and seemed to have been a natural athlete, so Bridges was confident to rule the death a cardiac incident.

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