Lucas Halteh

Lucas Halteh

At age 14, Lucas was diagnosed with right anomalous coronary artery and was advised to have open heart surgery to correct it. As the condition put him at risk for SCA, without the surgery he could no longer play sports, which was unimaginable for this avid soccer athlete and active youth. Within a few weeks post-surgery he was back on the field and by junior year he made the varsity team. Knowing that comprehensive cardiac screening is not available to many youth, Lucas and his classmates founded Hearts Reborn, an advocacy group dedicated to SCA awareness and prevention.