TMA Advocates Full Physical, History to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes
The natural emotional reaction to the death of a young person is often to advocate doing anything and everything to prevent more young hearts from giving out well before their time. Three years ago, the tragic death of Cody Stephens, a student athlete at Crosby High School, pushed his father and like-minded legislators into action. On May 6, 2012, Cody, who had been a football player at Crosby and was just weeks from graduating, took a nap at his home and never woke up. Cody died from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). His father, Scott Stephens, didn't know his son had a heart condition.