A medical facility is promoting awareness of the importance of athletes undergoing cardiac related assessments prior to taking part in sports programs.
Throughout July and continuing through August, Immediate Care Medical Walk-In is donating $10 from each sports physical that is performed at one of its nine locations in central New Jersey to help benefit a local student-athlete.
The business’s fundraising initiative will help pay the medical expenses of an adolescent who is recovering from complications of a pre-existing medical condition that prompted sudden cardiac arrest during a practice session.
Darrell Rogers Jr., 16, of Matawan, had a heart attack while he was participating in a practice with an Amateur Athletic Union basketball team on May 21 at the Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School, said Gail Snyder, who is a friend of the teenager’s family and a medical assistant at Immediate Care.
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To donate directly to the Rogers family’s official GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/uud4j-help-support-the-rogers-family