Heart screening to be held in memory of deceased Meadowdale student


The Nick of Time Foundation is hosting youth heart screening services tomorrow at Meadowdale High School (MHS) in honor of deceased MHS student Matthew Truax.

The screening will be hosted at MHS on Feb. 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Truax died in Sep. 2013 after collapsing in a physical education class at MHS while running. It was later discovered he died of cardiac arrest.

The Nick of Time foundation seeks to raise awareness and help in detecting heart conditions before they lead to serious medical problems.

According to the Nick of Time website, “The Nick of Time Foundation is dedicated to educating schools, athletes, families, and communities about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and death in young people.”

Registration was due Monday, Jan. 6., and is now closed.

The heart screening will be held at Meadowdale High School, the school where Matthew Truax died during a physical education class.