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Louis's Story


Louis T. Savino, III died at the age of 15 on October 12, 2000 at Macclesfield in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, during a soccer practice session.

With his mother looking on, his coach and two others began performing CPR. Unfortunately, the lack of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the field prevented any attempts to save Louis' young life.


Louis died of an undetected congenital heart disorder known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of non-traumatic sudden death in youths with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy being the most common cause.He died of an unsuspected and unexpected cardiac arrest.


Louis attended the William Penn Charter School and was in the beginning of his Sophomore year at the time of his death.


Louis volunteered many hours of his time as he tutored children at Casa Del Carmen, read to the elderly, served as the Penn Charter Librarian & tutored his fellow students. An “A” student, community service volunteer and sports enthusiast, Louis dreamed of pursuing a career as a sportscaster.

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