Family hosts fundraiser for Carver High student who died of enla - WRBL

Family hosts fundraiser for Carver High student who died of enlarged heart

Posted: Updated:
Antwon Whitehead Antwon Whitehead
Antwon Whitehead fundraiser Antwon Whitehead fundraiser
Antwon Whitehead Antwon Whitehead

A Columbus family spent Saturday trying to secure votes for a new bill while raising money for their loved ones funeral.

Fifteen-year-old Antwon Whitehead died in September while playing basketball with friends at Carver High School. He died from an enlarged heart.

Now, his aunt, Karen Keyton, is collecting signatures for Antwon's Law. It would require stricter heart testing for student athletes. "We want to approach the school board and just kind of talk to them about trying to include this. Make sure they're doing this 12 point process, including this heart testing these kids are receiving," Keyton said.

Nearly 600 people have signed the petition. She is trying to secure 1,000. To sign the petition, click here.

Family and friends also spent Sat. raising money for Whitehead's funeral expenses. They had hoped to raise $5,000.

 

 

 

Sydney Cameron

Sydney joined the WRBL news team in December 2011 after working as a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Authorities investigate murder in Seale after body found in trailer home

    Authorities investigate murder in Seale after body found in trailer home

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:55:24 GMT
    The Russell County Sheriff's Department is investigating a murder in Seale, Alabama after the victim's friend and landlord found a body in a trailer home.
    The Russell County Sheriff's Department is investigating a murder in Seale, Alabama after the victim's friend and landlord found a body in a trailer home.
  • Photo Slideshow: Light up Columbus for Autism

    Photo Slideshow: Light up Columbus for Autism

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:40:50 GMT
    Snapshots from the 2014 Light Up Columbus Blue for Autism event.
    Snapshots from the 2014 Light Up Columbus Blue for Autism event.
  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:54:25 GMT

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.