By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Long Island, New York area high school football player Robert Bush has collapsed at Newfield High School in Selden, New York. He was on the field, according to Newsday, for several minutes before collapsing.
He passed out following a “cardiac event.” The incident happened around 5 pm EST on Monday.
After collapsing, his football coaches rushed to his aid. The report said that a coach and player performed CPR and used a defibrillator, according to the report. He was then transported to Stony Brook University.
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For those, who may not be aware, a defibrillator is a device that sends an electric pulse or shock to the heart in order to restore a normal heartbeat.
“There’s no more brain function,” Bush told Newsday on Thursday. ” … We are dealing with the end right now.”
The family is hoping for a miracle. The brother said to the publication that this may have been caused by a “hereditary condition or a thickening of the walls of the left ventricle.”
Before this collapse, family members told Newsday that he had no heart condition. Steve Bush said that his younger brother was without blood and oxygen to the brain for at least 45 minutes.
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He is on life support.
According to the New York Post, his parents adopted him as a baby. The family fostered more than 300 children. His brother said that there are 10 siblings, who range from 56 to 16.
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