Preventative Heart Screenings
New Prairie definitely knows the importance of heart screenings for our youth (see the chart below). Please keep promoting this to our community. Also- heart screenings are not a one-and-done deal. As youth grow and develop, problems can arise, but you do not know if you do not look. Some recommend a screening every 2-3 years, some recommend every year. Go to https://zacmagofoundation.
Appointments are available for April and May. This changes frequently as appointments are canceled and other spots are filled.
Ages 10-25 are eligible; screenings involve an EKG and an Echo; $20.
The screening done at NP in 2016 involved only an EKG. Now the screenings include an EKG AND Echo. The Echo is a screening tool that can detect the conditions that both Jake and Mark had.