Just1mike junior board members promote screenings

As Hinsdale Central students and just1mike Junior Board members, we wanted to inform families about the Young Hearts for Life free in-school EKG heart screenings being held at Hinsdale Central on March 24 and Hinsdale South on April 7.

Just1mike is co-sponsoring the free EKG screenings facilitated by YH4L. Just1mike was founded after Michael Brindley, a sophomore at Hinsdale Central, died tragically in 2016 from sudden cardiac arrest.

Michael’s family is dedicated to ensuring no other family suffers the tragic loss of a child due to SCA. Many are unaware that each week in the United States, 60 young adults suffer sudden cardiac death. Also, SCA is the No. 1 killer of student athletes and the No. 1 cause of death on school campuses nationwide. EKG tests can detect up to 70 percent of hidden heart defects, but if there is no test, there is no result, and no knowledge.

At previous EKG screenings held at Hinsdale Central, six students were ultimately diagnosed with hidden heart conditions. Lives were saved! The screenings are completely free, but you must register your student. Please visit Hinsdale Central or Hinsdale South websites for further information. — Nikolai Rhodes, Bridget Schwarz, Connor Schwarz and Isabella Styka, just1mike Junior Board members