Perkins Township student dies during basketball practice

The community of Perkins Township, Ohio is grieving after a 15-year-old Perkins High School student collapsed and ultimately passed away during basketball practice on May 10th.

Stone Ambos, a freshman, was practicing with AAU basketball team, the Ohio Buckets, when the incident occurred. He was unresponsive when he was rushed to the hospital, and less than 12 hours later, passed away.

Perkins Local School District Supt. Jodie Hausmann readied grief counselors at school for staff, parents and students.

According to Jake Meisler, one of the directors with the Ohio Buckets. The team is comprised of nine players and “the kids are all like brothers.” Once learning that Stone was lost, they tweeted:

“Rest easy, Stone. You will be greatly missed. #BucketsFam”

We must make heart screenings available to our youth—especially young athletes. ECGs can detect many heart conditions that put youth at risk, which especially critical for youth who are asymptomatic. Last year an international coalition adopted cutting-edge criteria for ECG Interpretation in athletes, facilitating an accuracy rate of at least 97%.

This story was original reported by FOX8

Perkins Township student dies during basketball practice
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