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Mother of fallen LaPorte teen wants mandatory heart screenings for students

Mother of fallen LaPorte teen wants mandatory heart screenings for students

LAPORTE | Jake West did not die in vain.

November 28, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder's work space is filled with mementos of her son, Jake West.

November 21, 2013 8:02 pm
Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder holds a metal heart that her son Jake West made for her as a Mother's Day gift when he was about 12. The 17-year-old LaPorte High School student died Sept. 25 of cardiac arrest caused by an undetected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, which leaves the heart una…

November 21, 2013 8:02 pm
Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, the 17-year-old LaPorte High School student who died Sept. 25 of cardiac arrest caused by an undetected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, which leaves the heart unable to pump blood. He collapsed during Slicers football practice …

November 21, 2013 8:02 pm
Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, the 17-year-old LaPorte High School student who died Sept. 25 of cardiac arrest caused by an undetected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, which leaves the heart unable to pump blood. He collapsed during Slicers football practice …

November 21, 2013 8:02 pm
Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder holds a blanket that features photographs of her son Jake, the LaPorte High School student who died during football practice in September of cardiac arrest caused by an undetected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

November 21, 2013 8:02 pm
Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Julie Schroeder talks about her son, Jake West, of LaPorte

Jake West, a 17-year-old LaPorte High School student, died Sept. 25 of cardiac arrest caused by an undetected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, which leaves the heart unable to pump blood. He collapsed during Slicers football practice at Kiwanis Field and later died.

November 21, 2013 7:57 pm
Heart screenings offered to LaPorte H.S. athletes in wake of football player's death

Heart screenings offered to LaPorte H.S. athletes in wake of football player's death

LAPORTE | Student athletes in LaPorte are being given a chance to have heart screenings at no cost after classmate Jake West died after collapsing at football practice from an undiagnosed heart condition.

October 17, 2013 6:00 pm
CP seniors pay respects

CP seniors pay respects

October 09, 2013 5:54 pm
Colts to honor LaPorte football player who died

Colts to honor LaPorte football player who died

LAPORTE | The Indianapolis Colts will honor the LaPorte High School football player who collapsed during practice and later died.

October 03, 2013 5:47 pm
Memorial remembers teen

Memorial remembers teen

LAPORTE | More than 3,000 people Sunday attended a memorial service for Jake West, the LaPorte High School football player who collapsed on the practice field and died last week.

September 29, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Memorial remembers teen

Memorial remembers teen

Football players and coaches from LaPorte and other area high schools stand Sunday while Jake West's minister, Bethany Lutheran Church Pastor Dennis Meyer, speaks to a crowd of thousands at the LaPorte High School football field. 

September 29, 2013 7:53 pm
Memorial remembers teen

Memorial remembers teen

Attendees pray during a service Sunday for Jake West at Kiwanis Field in LaPorte. West, 17, died Sept. 25 during football practice of a heart ailment.

September 29, 2013 7:04 pm
Memorial remembers teen

Memorial remembers teen

LaPorte student Noah Boardman, right, hugs teammate Drew Kessler on Sunday after they spoke about their friend Jake West during a memorial service in LaPorte.

September 29, 2013 6:58 pm
Memorial remembers teen

Memorial remembers teen

River Forest High School senior Alex Ballestas places a football signed by the Ingots on a table during a memorial service for Jake West in LaPorte. Players representing many Northwest Indiana teams attended the event for West, a Slicers player who died during a practice last week.

September 29, 2013 6:58 pm
LaPorte football remembers its teammate

LaPorte football remembers its teammate

Merrillville beat LaPorte, 34-13, but the game centered on the teams honoring the memory of the Slicers' Jake West, who collapsed on their practice field and died earlier this week.

September 28, 2013 1:15 am
This night, everyone is a Slicers fan

This night, everyone is a Slicers fan

MERRILLVILLE | Around the region Friday night, football teams and fans held moments of silence — keeping one team and community in their thoughts.

September 27, 2013 10:00 pm Video Photos

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LaPorte High School football player dies at practice

LaPorte High School football player dies at practice

LAPORTE | A LaPorte High School football player died after collapsing Wednesday during practice.

September 25, 2013 10:15 pm
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