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06-22-2008, 02:53 PM
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LilWinger11
 
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This kid is extremely lucky, not just to be the beneficiary of such a nice gesture by the Lightning, but that his condition was detected. You know how, once or twice a year, you hear stories about an athlete in their teens or early twenties collapsing and dying during a game or practice? Well, this is what a lot of them die of. There was an article about it in either the Sporting News or Sports Illustrated within the last year or two. Apparently it's easy enough to detect with a fairly simple test, but it's not something done as part of a routine physical- meaning that, unless the athlete is participating in a league that requires they be examined for it before playing, most of them don't realize they have it.

Soeaking of classy gestures, someone on the main board said that the University of Denver is going to honor his scholarship even though he can't play for them.

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