Scanning and screening

In partnership with the Barca Foundation and Organization Earth, CHEERing is screening our footballers – and their families – to decrease their risk of future harm.

This week, we screened 38 kids, coaches, and parents for heart problems with ECGs at the football field. Everyone turned out healthy, and will now be able to play on youth teams in the Greek academies.

Not only did the scans offer families a chance to check their health, but the safe environment meant a positive, pain-free interaction with the health care profession – and offered a rare chance for families to see the doctor – something many never get the chance to do.

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