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18-Year-Old Tennis Player Suffers ‘Sudden Cardiac Arrest’

When teen tennis player Drew Strasser collapsed during practice at his Indiana high school last month, his coach and teammate heroically rushed to his side to deliver life-saving aid.

The 18-year-old tennis player had just finished his warm-up laps when he suddenly slumped down by a wall and went unconscious during his Aug. 5 practice session in Rochester, Indiana, according to TODAY.

Fellow student Jacob Freeman immediately jumped into action to deliver CPR to the stricken tennis player while coach Jesse Atkinson rushed to find the gym’s automated external defibrillator (AED) to help jolt Strasser’s heart back into rhythm.

“I never would have thought it would be my kid,” mother Laneia Strasser, 38, told TODAY. “His friend, his 18-year-old teammate who works as a lifeguard — luckily he handled the situation right. Nobody knows how you’re going to react to a situation like that, and he did what he needed to do.”

Several lucky strokes fell on Drew’s side that fateful morning. Firstly, the gym was full of people, at least some of whom might be able to lend assistance. Secondly, the gym was equipped with an AED. On the other hand, if Drew had collapsed out on the tennis courts where he was soon headed, there are no defibrillators there, so his situation would have been so much worse had it happened out there.

Sadly, a growing number of other teen athletes have not been so lucky. Early in September, a teen golfer died in Florida from “unknown causes” while practicing for a tournament.

In another case, a 16-year-old Massachusetts boy was found unresponsive in his home on Sept. 17. He was unable to be revived.

And this month, a 17-year-old softball star from California collapsed and died during a gathering with her friends.

Most importantly for Drew’s ultimate survival was fellow student Jacob Freeman, the teen who performed the all-important CPR, had been trained in the procedure for his job as a lifeguard, according to WROI.

Drew’s parents were utterly shocked when the police department called them to tell them that their son had become unconscious at school.

“They told us, ‘No he didn’t have a heart attack. It was that he was in sudden cardiac arrest,’” Laneia explained to TODAY. “It was very traumatic. Scary, scary, scary morning.”

Laneia added that they couldn’t imagine how their son had this sudden heart problem since his sports health exams never revealed even a hint of such a problem.

“We were just shocked. It didn’t seem real. He’s never had any passing-out moments before,” she exclaimed. “He’s never had any signs of heart issues. It just completely came out of the blue.”

Even with the live-saving actions by Freeman and the coach, Drew was not out of the woods immediately. After being transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and placed in the cardiac unit, Drew’s condition briefly worsened when he developed a lung infection, and his blood pressure plummeted.

Once he finally began to rally and was taken off the ventilator, Drew was disoriented and could not believe he had a heart problem.

“I didn’t believe what was going on because I hadn’t thought anything was wrong before, and I’ve never had anything like this happen at all,” Drew told TODAY. “It’s scary and confusing.”

While he will have to ease back into his normal life, doctors said that Drew will likely get back to full strength. They did give him an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) just as a precaution in case the incident recurs.

However, the doctors were ultimately unable to discover why Drew had the cardiac arrest incident in the first place and don’t know if he is susceptible to future issues.

His father, Andy Strasser, 38, said that they are still vexed over the cause of the incident. “It would be good if there was obviously (a diagnosis of) what his heart condition (is). We still have no idea what caused his cardiac arrest. It would be good (to learn) more about what causes kids to have cardiac arrest,” he said.

For his heroism, Freeman was recognized by Rochester Mayor Ted Denton who awarded the teen with the City of Rochester Commendation Award in a Thursday ceremony, WROI reported.

The Strassers were lucky. A bereaved mom in Italy was left demanding an autopsy to find out what killed her 18-year-old son, after he died “suddenly” at a local hospital.

Then, early last month, 17-year-old Ali Muhammad unexpectedly died in his sleep. He was a senior at Rahway High School in central New Jersey, where he served as the backup center on the football team.

Drew can count his lucky stars that his health crisis occurred when there were so many people around him that knew how to respond in such a situation.

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  • Louis Galmarini says:

    A few months ago you’d read or hear about an isolated incident, where a teenager, or persons in the 20-37 years of age, (and w/ NO negative medical history), would be experiencing unusual symptoms, totally uncharacteristic for them. In some, they would find blood clots, some got very sick, and some died. Then, a few weeks ago, examples of the effects of these ‘death shots’ (which were mandated by governments, world-wide), were starting to snowball, to dozens of incidents each day. Now, we’re experiencing HUNDREDS of cases daily just in the U.S..

    THE GLOBAL ELITES ARE KILLING US. WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO WAKE UP TO THIS FACT?!!

    They’re killing us w/ the (purposeful) release of the COVID-19 virus, the lockdowns, the masks, the mandated vaccines, the ‘boosters’, even the COVID test kits have been found to have harmful chemicals…and the ‘clincher’: What the ‘conspiracy theorists’ were spewing at the advent of the vaccine mandates – is true: IT IRREPARABLY CHANGES YOUR DNA.

    The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology found that the gene-editing COVID-19 vaccination shots tend to cause, “neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response and tumorigenesis.” Another report published by The Lancet in February 2022 that found it causes “risk of infection, elongated hospitalization, and many times death up to 9 months after a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.” In other words, the first shot COMPROMISES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, and every shot after that DOUBLES YOUR CHANCES FOR DEATH.

    Recently, there are numerous reports of several embalmers across the United States now noticing “fibrous” and “rubbery clots” inside corpses they prepare. They never saw anything like this until sometime after the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent vaccines and boosters. Prior to 2020, 2021, they all stated they probably would see somewhere between 5-10% of the bodies [having] blood clots. Now 50-70% of the bodies have them. These clots have a rubbery feeling and are very long as they exit the veins used during the embalming procedure. They appear like earthworms. They also noticed these same corpses were extremely deficient in potassium, magnesium, and zinc. According to cardiologist Dr. Wade Hamilton “The fact that the magnesium, potassium, and zinc are very low in the samples could suggest that they are not the usual post-mortem clots, that in fact THERE WAS NO BLOOD FLOW IN THESE VESSELS”. Richard Hirschman, a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Alabama agrees w/ several of his colleagues across the nation, in that the cause of the blood clots’ origin is from the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

    HOW MUCH MORE PROOF DO WE NEED?!

    Thousands around the world have died from inoculations mandated by global elites. and facilitated through country regimes. It’s time for every conservative, patriotic millionaire in this country, (and others who believe in freedom), to pool their resources, escrow a BILLION dollars, hire the best, international assassins money can buy, and (starting w/ George Soros, Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, and Pope Fauci), KILL the top 1000 global elites responsible for this INSANITY – DONE. Anything less, expect more of the same (and to get worse).

    WE NEED TO ACT NOW! IT’S A MATTER OF WORLD SELF-PRESERVATION.

    The global elites are in full-gear w/ their NWO agenda. Within 2 years, 80% of EVERYONE who has taken the vaccine WILL BE DEAD – and that includes our military. That’s when China will make its move (through the United Nations), to invade America. Sounds crazy? Think about this: Did you even DREAM what you’re going through today – only 3 short years ago?

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