More with El Reno's Connor Bushyhead...
By Robert Przybylo
Every media day, we have these questions for the high school athletes to fill out. Some take it seriously, some take it as a joke, you never know.
Some have great stories to tell and some are just good kids who haven’t really gone through anything rough (that would have been me).
When looking for a good softball story to kick off what will be our weekly Thursday page of softball, cross country and volleyball, I wanted to make sure we started with a bang.
I thought I did so with the story of El Reno senior softballer Connor Bushyhead.
She wrote about overcoming her supraventricular tachycardia (svt) heart condition.
Most of the times, svt is not fatal and can be cured by treatment. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has had treatment for svt a couple of times.
Recently, singer/actress Miley Cyrus said she has battled through svt as well. Age and gender don’t really play a role in it as about 20 percent of adults will go through it at one point, according to a 2007 study.
It’s a lot more serious if there is already a pre-existing heart condition. With Bushyhead, there wasn’t.
Bushyhead, like most people would be, was more scared than anything else. She had torn her ACL as a sophomore and was just trying to get back into the swing of things.
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