Heart screening to save lives

A family from Liverpool have raised cash for public heart screening sessions in memory of their son.

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Family backs heart screening sessions for young people

The family of a promising young footballer from Liverpool, who died after a heart attack, have been organising free cardiac screenings for young people in the region.

John Marshall died almost two decades ago from an undetected heart condition.

His family and a local football team raised money for the leading heart charity for young people, Cardiac Risk in the Young, to provide free ECG examinations at Edge Hill University in Ormsirk.


Liverpool family promote public heart screening to save lives

John Marshall died in 1995 from a previously undiagnosed heart condition

A family from Liverpool have organised free heart screening sessions for youngsters,

Maureen Marshall lost her son John at the age of 16 from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.

He was apparently a healthy youngster and had been signed by Everton and had 12 caps for England schoolboys.

After his death the Marshall family helped launch CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young.

They're offering free ECG tests today at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk for young people who want a health check.

Screening is taking place betweeen 9am and 4pm.

CRY has also recently launched a hard-hitting, short animation to raise awareness of the impact of young

sudden cardiac death. To see it for yourself go to the CRY website, www.c-r-y.org.uk

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