Waldwick parents on a mission to protect student-athletes after death of son Sean Fisher

February 20, 2018

WALDWICK — Just weeks before he turned 13, Sean Fisher’s father Jim says he had to give up playfully sparring with his growing son.

The multisport athlete was getting strong – a heavy boxing bag would have to take the place of his old man, Jim Fisher decided.

But despite a thriving outward appearance and unbeknownst to everyone, Sean had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a thickening of the heart muscle. At football practice on Aug. 25, 2008 – his 13th birthday – he went into cardiac arrest, collapsed and died.

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– NorthJersey.com

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