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Valencia H.S. Athletic Trainers Save Student-Athlete

Last Wednesday started as a typical day in the sports medicine classroom at Valencia High School.

Students were busy tending to student athletes, applying ice packs, helping with stretches and taping joints.

But then basketball head coach Rocket Collins burst into the room with startling news: a basketball player, Chibuzo Ikonte, had collapsed and lost consciousness after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest. A trio of students sprang to action.

Their efforts have been credited with saving Ikonte’s life.

Read the rest of this article here:  A Defining Moment

Read the follow-up article here:  Valencia basketball player said to be doing well after collapse

Courtesy of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal

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