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Jack Alkhatib

Jack Alkhatib

Jack, a 17-year-old senior and offensive lineman at a top division high school, was on his way to helping his team win their 6th State Championship in a row with a landslide win. At an evening practice a few days later he felt dizzy and collapsed in the end zone. Athletic trainers attempted CPR and used an AED immediately, and upon arrival EMS continued for 20 minutes but Jack was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy was determined as the underlying cause of death. His family founded Heart to Heart: The Jack Alkhatib Foundation to raise awareness of undetected heart conditions by providing free echocardiograms to students and student athletes.