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

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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>>

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