Kids should see doctor before sports

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Parents, listen to me. Before your children start playing any kind of sports this summer, please have them checked out by a doctor if you want to keep them around a while longer.

There are so many children having head problems now from playing all kinds of sports. There was also a woman on TV the other night that did horse races, who said she was giving this up because she was having problems. Also, one boy died from having an enlarged heart while playing basketball. He won the game, then collapsed and passed away two hours later in the hospital. They found he had an enlarged heart and didn’t even know it until it was too late.

So, all boys and girls everywhere, please get checked out by a doctor before you play any kind of sports. This might save your life in the long run. You see – football is the worse game of all to me. On TV this morning, there was a boy who said that he had to stop playing football for right now because he got hurt and has had four concussions on his head.

So, all you kids – don’t play ball of any kind until you are checked out.

Barbara Sue Dennis, Florala