Archive - Nov 8, 2012

Archive - Nov 8, 2012

Spring Break Nearly Broke Her

Patricia Harris, Whitsett, NC – 51 at time of event (2010)

Patricia & Ricky Harris

April fools day is not the time to fool around with a heart attack. Not if you live out in the country. And not if you're a Grandmother. Alas, Patricia didn't realize she was suffering a complete blockage of her LAD artery. In men it's called a "widow maker".

A few days before, Patricia's arms had felt sore.
"Like I had been moving furniture!" she said. But she hadn't. She also felt a little out of breath and dizzy.

Tennessee State Football Player Collapses, Dies at Practice

Tennessee State walk-on football player William Wayne Jones III collapsed Wednesday during a non-contact practice and later died, coach Rod Reed said.

Jones, 19, was a freshman defensive back who hadn't played in a game for the Tigers because he was being redshirted.

He had caught a football in the early stages of the practice, which began just after 4 p.m., and was returning the ball to defensive backs coach Ed Sanders when he fell to the grass.

"We didn't think it was anything serious, but the trainers checked on him right away," Reed said.

The trainers found Jones unconscious and without a pulse and immediately tried to revive him, Reed said.

An ambulance was called and Jones was transported to Baptist Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m.

Reed said he knew of no pre-existing conditions that would indicate Jones' health was at risk.

The players were wearing helmets but not in full gear.

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