A 17-year-old high school football player on Long Island is on life support after collapsing earlier this week during conditioning exercises for the Newfield High School (NY) varsity team.
His name is Robert Bush, and his brother Steve told Newsday that Robert had only been on the field for about four minutes on Monday before passing out due to a heart problem. He had a pre-existing heart condition.
Trainers performed CPR and used a defibrillator, but were unable to revive Robert, who was reportedly without blood and oxygen to his brain for at least 45 minutes. Steve says there is no brain function for his brother, who is in a coma at Stony Brook University Hospital.
On Friday morning, a local soccer coach shared a link on Twitter to a GoFundMe for Robert’s medical expenses, what can you find here. The page has already passed the goal of $10,000.
On behalf of the Half Hollow Hills East Soccer Program, My thoughts and prayers are with Robert Bush. @middlecountry and his family. If you would like to make a donation to help offset medical bills, please use this link: https://t.co/jalbcqKRq1https://t.co/FWTXgnMk4j pic.twitter.com/0IlHIbm6et
— Coach Marcelino (@coachMarceli) July 7, 2023
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