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Gwinnett Citizen: Late Archer High School Student’s Heart Continues to Beat Through His Foundation

posted Feb 9, 2018, 4:56 AM by Ryan Brown   [ updated Feb 9, 2018, 5:12 AM ]

“I’m not much of a traveler, but I’d sure would like to go to heaven,” These are the prophetic words spoken by Nick Blakely just a few hours before his sudden passing from the #1 killer of student-athletes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Nick Blakley, was a 19-year-old student Stetson University football player and a 2016 graduate of Archer High School. On Aug. 28, 2017 Nick complained of feeling dizzy during practice. He was sidelined by the coach when he collapsed and later died at the hospital. Unbeknownst to Nick, his family, or his coaches, he had an enlarged heart, which led to SCA, his ultimate cause of death.

To read the full article written by Gwinnett Citizen's, Angela Greene, please click here >

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