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Antwon's Law - Save Our Children

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Antwon's Law - Save Our Children

To be delivered to President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

We petition Congress to pass this law to keep other your athletes from senselessly losing their lives. We support "Antown's Law".
There are currently 699 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!

Petition Background

My nephew, Antwon Whitehead, collapsed while at basketball practice Saturday 9/7/13 and died at age 15 years old. It was determined that Antwon had an enlarged heart. Had he received a more thorough sports physical prior to his playing, it would have been detected and Antwon's life spared. "Antwon's Law" will make it a requirement that all students who want to play sports receive a thorough physical to include an EKG and chest Xray determine any abnormalities of the heart BEFORE they are allowed to play...especially if they have family history of heart disease.

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