“While exertional heat illnesses (EHI) are not always a life-threatening condition, exertional heat stroke (EHS) can lead to fatality if not recognized and treated properly. As the word heat implies, these conditions most commonly occur during the hot summer months; however, EHS can happen at any time and in the absence of high environmental temperatures.”
Keith Shireman, AT for Batesville Pioneers in Arkansas was the recipient of close to $70,000 worth of Mobile Sports Medicine Unit donations. He has a 28 foot “bumper pull” trailer and a new truck to pull it with.
This did not just fall in his lap though. He has been building relationships for years in his community and taking people up on their “if you ever need help” offers.
SWATA President Mitzi Laughlin joins us to celebrate National Athletic Training Month. She tells her story of being the first female Student Athletic Trainer to work football at the University of Texas, being chased by a tank and SWAT team and her trips on NASA's Vomit Comet. Then Bubba Wilson joins us and we kinda get to story time.