PREP ATHLETES PUSH SCHOOLS TO BUY DEFIBRILLATORS
George Boiardi was 22 when he died playing lacrosse for Cornell University in 2004.
His heart stopped from the blunt trauma of a hard rubber ball hitting him in the chest—and he became another name on the growing list of sports-related tragedies. Thomas Herrion, a promising 23-year-old rookie offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers, collapsed and died after a practice in August. And more recently, 28-year-old Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died unexpectedly on Oct. 15 after he had trouble breathing at his home.
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