March28th, Jaylen Clausell (age 15) was practicing at school, Pine Forest High School, with his team at an AAU basketball practice when he suddenly collapsed to the floor. Upon arriving at the hospital, it was determined that he had experienced cardiac arrest.(Heart attack)
As a result, Coach C J Washington, brought the coaches together from throughout the area and put a fund raiser basketball game in place to help Jaylen ‘s parents with the hospital expenses. “The coaches nominated various basketball players from their teams. Even senior players from Pine Forest and Jaylen’s teammates participated in the event,” said Coash Washington.
Sunday evening a crowd of 800 people packed into the stadium to help with the cause and enjoy a good game.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up by Coach Lee Burton on Facebook for anyone wishing to help.
As this interview was taking place, Coach Washington received a text that Jaylen will be home tomorrow. He has been in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Please make donations to Jaylen’s Go Fund Me page. All donations will be appreciated.