A 12-year-old boy in New Jersey collapsed and died at football practice.
According to reports, no one at practice knew CPR and the ambulance was delayed.
Elijah Jordan Brown-Garcia reportedly collapsed on the field without being hit or tackled.
Brown-Garcia reportedly laid on the ground for about 40 minutes before there was any attempt to resuscitate him.
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The family is waiting for a report from the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
“He didn’t have any underlying health issues…nothing was wrong,” Raven Brown, Elijah’s mother, said.
12-Year-Old New Jersey Boy Dies Suddenly After Collapsing at Football Practice
“His mom says he wasn’t tackled and he wasn’t hit either. One problem, no one there knew CPR.” pic.twitter.com/gtYWVkTRig
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) February 17, 2023
The media focused on the delayed response to the medical emergency.
However, the real question should be why a healthy 12-year-old boy’s heart stops while participating in light, non-contact football drills.
“Elijah Jordan Brown-Garcia, died after he went to a youth football practice .. after school Friday. He had no prior health issues, Brown (his mother) said.”
The article focuses on lack of CPR.
My question is why a healthy 12-yr old’s heart just stops.https://t.co/wKT0eyljHT
— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) February 17, 2023
From CBS News:
According to Brown, people on the field called 911 twice, and she called a third time and rushed over. An ambulance arrived about 30 to 40 minutes later, she said.
Elijah was pronounced dead at University Hospital and the family is awaiting autopsy results, Brown told us.
Brown said she asked the coach of the team, the Essex County Predators, why no one seemed to know what to do.
“And he said none of us are CPR certified,” said Brown.
The coach has since pledged to get everyone CPR certified, Brown said. However, no team leaders or reps for the league, Big 21 based in Bloomfield, got back to us for comment.
We reached out to the city of Newark for information on the alleged ambulance delay. A spokesperson referred us to the sheriff’s office and then we were referred to the county prosecutor, who told us they are not investigating.
The city and sheriff would not comment. A hospital spokesperson told us they cannot comment due to protected health information.
Although it’s always a good idea to become CPR certified, the Pharma-owned media purposely ignores the root issue of the tragedy.
Why are children and young adults with no prior medical conditions suddenly collapsing and dying?
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