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Inside Your Child’s Health…

Feleica Stewart, the CEO and founder of the John H. Stewart Foundation talks with cardiologist, Dr. Ed Harlamert from Heart Partners of Indaiana to promote the need for awareness regarding undetected heart disease with youth and in particular young athletes.


John’s Story…

On March 12, 1999, John H. Stewart, III was an outstanding 18 year old high school basketball star at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Standing at 7′ 4″ tall John was a seemingly healthy, strong spirited, “Gentle Giant,” John was giving his all during a March Madness basketball tournament… until he collapsed during the game. While his teammates, family, and friends were cheering him on, John died unexpectedly. The cause of death was a congenital form of idiopathic Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).


“Did you know that once every four days in this country, a competitive young athlete suffers a sudden cardiac arrest?”–American Heart Association

“Even with immediate treatment… only one in ten will survive.”–American Heart Association

"Knowledge is power...Don't Let Another Heart Stop Beating"–Feleica G. Stewart- JSF, C.E.O.

N.C.A.A. Head Coach Tubby Smith….

University of Minnesota  head basketball coach Tubby Smith recommends everyone take an active part in your child’s heart health and support the John Stewart Foundation in a recent public service announcement.  Tubby Smith recruited John to play for the University of Kentucky Wildcats shortly before John’s untimely death in 1999.


 

Meet Feleica G. Stewart…

Feleica Stewart the mother of John H. Stewart and the founder of the John Stewart Foundation reflects on John’s life and explains what drives her to continue helping other children and families prevent HCM and other cardiac related illness from taking another young life…