On August 16, 2007, Weston told his dad he had a wonderful first day back to school. He went to soccer practice in the afternoon, and afterwards his team decided to play a game of scrimmage. During the first play, Weston collapsed. Physicians on the field rushed to his side and administered CPR, but no AED (automated external defibrillator) was available. Unfortunately, Weston could not be revived.
Weston's friends and family found peace in their faith and in the last verse Weston learned with his father. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. " Joshua 1:9
The Weston Reed Foundation was formed, and it seeks to save young lives from life threatening cardiac events by screening and early detection of heart condition. It also trains individuals to take appropriate actions in heart hearth emergencies and placement of AED's in communities.
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 9th, The West Reed Foundation will be giving FREE physicals for children ages sixth grade and up at the Police Athletic League in Tupelo. Here is all the information you need for your child's free physical: