Heart screening sessions legacy of tragic footballer
1:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in NW
HEART screening sessions will be held next month in Atherton with the aim of preventing the same tragedy that struck sportsman Daniel Young.
Talented young football player Daniel died from heart failure after collapsing during a match at Tyldesley in 2005. He was only 16.
Daniel was found to have an enlarged heart but nobody could have guessed that there was anything wrong with the seemingly super fit footballer.
His parents Dionne and Craig Young, of Tyldesley Road, Hindsford, set up the Daniel Young Memorial Fund and for the past four years the fund has been making free heart screening available.
Dionne said: “We received a donation of £3,000 from Simply Health which will cover the cost of 85 screenings.
“We are grateful to Atherton Community School for allowing us use of their hall for the testing on Wednesday, October 30 between 9am and 4pm. It is too late for us but it could save someone’s life.”
Screenings take 10 to 15 minutes and are available for people aged 14 to 35 years old.
To book a screening visit testmyheart.org/Screening.aspx.
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