Jake West's lacrosse jersey on display at Sunday afternoon's memorial service.
In the months since the passing of LaPorte High School student Jake West, the medical community has been working hard to make sure student athletes are tested.
West died on Sept. 25 from an undiagnosed heart defect. He collapsed on the field right before a football game.
After the tragic incident, the IU Health LaPorte Heart and Vascular Center organized community cardiac screenings for high school students in the area.
Unlike a similar effort two years ago, this time, they got a huge response.
The center reports that 280 high school students were screened in just 16 days. The center's medical staff then read over the results, and followed up with students who had abnormal tests.
Eighty percent of abnormalities turned out to be false positives.
However, there were four students with confirmed cardiac conditions who are getting follow up care. One is even scheduled to have open heart surgery.
The staff at IU Health in LaPorte put in more than 350 volunteer hours for the effort.