Here we go again…
A young, talented athlete losing his life with heart issues at an age where this kind of problem should not even be on the radar.
This time it was 15-year-old rugby player Joseph Gardiner.
Gardiner was the captain of the Pyle RFC under-16 rugby team, located in Bridgend, South Wales.
By all accounts, everyone loved this kid, and as we know, that is not always the case with talented, young athletes.
A family friend described him as “such a genuine, good kid, a nice kid. He had his whole life ahead of him.”
Yes, he did, and we need to know why this boy’s life was snuffed out like this, especially considering the fact that the cause of death was a heart attack.
Adam Brooke, Gardiner’s best friend, stated, “The support’s been absolutely amazing.
“The family, you know. It’s to give them, so they’re not going to have nothing to actually worry about now.
“They’re going to have enough to pay for his funeral, they’re going to have enough left over for a gravestone and there’d be enough left over then for a tribute or something to him,” reported the Daily Caller.
He was referring to a GoFundMe page that was created to help the family cover medical and funeral expenses.
Gardiner was widely considered a star in the making in a sport that demands top physical conditioning.
As I have stated in past reports, I have never seen anything like this in high school and college-age student-athletes.
There is one common denominator in all of these cases, and we all know what it is, but it’s like Voldemort in that we cannot say it for fear of being censored or banned.
The best of the best are dying… of heart failure. We need answers and we need them now.