Every once in awhile we hear the devastating news about a student who collapses and dies from an unknown heart problem that was never detected. It happened recently to a 13 year old boy in Hacienda Heights. I personally experienced this first hand when I was the principal at Heights Christian Jr. High. One of my students collapsed on the field at school and went into full cardiac arrest. It was literally the scariest day of my life!
Whittier Christian High School is partnering with HEARTFELT CARDIAC PROJECTS to provide LOW COST heart testing! For a donation of $85 you can get an Echocardiogram test AND an Electrocardiogram test. THESE TESTS WOULD TYPICALLY COST YOU $1,500 AND ARE USUALLY NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. *These two tests are the only way to find heart issues. General physicals will NOT detect heart conditions.
I want to encourage every parent to have their students checked out on October 20th in our gym! SEE THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE.
Rolland Esslinger, Athletic Director