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Silent Killer Of Student Athletes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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POST FALLS, Idaho - October is Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, the "Straight From The Heart; The Jordan Johnson Foundation" sponsored free youth heart screenings at the Boys and Girls Club in  Post Falls.
    
A group of cardiologists showed up to offer their services for free. The event was for students age 14 through 24.   The "Straight From The Heart" foundation serves hundreds of kids from Idaho, and  more than a dozen have needed medicalfollow upss. Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens without warning, and if not treated within minutes, is deadly.  
 
Cyndie Lempesis  founded "Straight From The Heart" after tragically losing her son Jordan to cardiac arrest.  Her mission now,  is to make sure no other families have to go through what she went through.

Lempesis says she will be holding Free Youth Heart Screenings again in April. 
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