“Cristian’s Big Heart” honors the legacy of Tanya & Memo’s son Cristian Acosta‐Flores whose life was cut tragically short on September 1, 2014 (one day shy of his 19th birthday) due to complications from an undiagnosed enlarged heart.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death of student athletes and the second leading death of youth under the age of 25. It’s known as the “Silent Killer” because in a heartbeat it can take the life of someone you love. The tragedy is that SCA is detectable.
Cristian’s Big Heart aims to carry forward Cristian’s legacy by promoting education on heart health and preventing such heartbreaking incidents from affecting more families in our community.
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