On October 10th, Greg, a 15 yr old sophomore had a cross-country meet for Barron Collier HS. He completed the race running one of his best times! Shortly after he finished however, he passed out and he went into cardiac arrest. Due to the amazing parents that were there to enjoy a day watching their own children run a race, they saved my brother’s life. Words cannot describe the gratitude my family has for these selfless people that came to his aid. When the ambulance arrived he was still in cardiac arrest and it wasn’t until they were on the way to the hospital they were able to get his heartbeat again. All together he did not have a heart beat for 23 minutes. He was then stabilized at NCH and airlifted to Nicklaus Children's Hospital (Miami Children's Hospital). He has had an MRI on his heart and the initial finding was myocarditis, which is a virus in his heart. Doctors then took a biopsy of his heart where they inserted 2 catheters, one in his leg and one in his neck to get samples. He then had to lay flat and still for four hours to make sure no bleeding occurred. However, doctors are still running multiple tests on his heart and brain, as they do not think the virus is what caused his cardiac arrest. The Doctors are optimistic for his recovery, calling him the miracle kid.
Greg still has a very long road ahead and we ask you keep him in your thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.