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Louis J.Acompora Memorial Jamboree
April 30 2016

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On March 25, 2000, Louis J. Acompora died from a condition known as commotio cordis, which resulted from a blow to his chest while playing lacrosse during his first high school game. He was only 14 years old.

This fatal condition quickly leads to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It is a poorly recognized and underreported event that  affects healthy young athletes. Following Louis’ tragic death the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation has dedicated its mission to raising awareness among schools and other public institutions about the importance of owning automated external defibrillators (AED), a simple device that would have saved Louis' life.

The Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation was founded to ensure that similar tragedies are prevented. The Foundation is committed to improving sports safety by training coaches, sports personnel and bystanders to recognize  SCA and respond immediately. Basic life support training and access to life-saving defibrillators in all schools and youth athletic organizations are crucial to achieve this goal.

Every life saved is a victory. Please make a donation today and help us continue to save young lives.

Louis J. Acompora Foundation was founded to prevent sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes by placing AEDs in all schools and youth athletic organizations. With Louis' Law, the Foundation has passed legislation mandating that all public schools in New York State be equipped with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). Please support our mission to "take our children out of harm's way".

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