Northwich Guardian, 7th August 2015
Aaron Dixon passed away at only 23 years old due to an undiagnosed heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Since his tragic death in 2011, his family have worked hard to prevent other families from suffering the loss they have, fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to provide free screenings for youth between the ages of 14 and 35.
“It’s sort of bittersweet really because we didn’t really know anything about it and would have had Aaron screened if we had,” said Aaron’s mother Deborah, emphasising why it is so important to have young people screened. “Aaron was really fit and healthy – he went to the gym and played football. But, if there is a defect, the more they exercise the more it stimulates the heart and it makes it worse. It’s sickening really that you encourage your children to be healthy and unknowingly it’s killing them.”