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Delaware Father Pushes For Free Heart Screenings For Teens

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DELAWARE - After almost losing his teenage daughter, when her heart stopped back in 2011, a Delaware father is working to make sure other families don't have to experience the same pain, or even worse.  

Since then, Greer Firestone, from Wilmington, created the non-profit Heart In The Game, providing free electrocardiogram heart screenings for middle and high school age children throughout the state.

According to the American Heart Association, about 360,000 Americans die each year of sudden cardiac arrest, and about 10 percent are people younger than 40.

The first free screening is January 25th at Springer Middle School in Wilmington, but Greer hopes to see the program expand throughout the state.

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