A local high school football player is fighting for his life after suffering a massive heart attack in November, and he is asking the general public for help.
Markus Martinez, a former Columbine High School football star and now senior at Bear Creek High School, suffered a major heart attack Thursday, November 17, 2022.
According to a fundraising campaign created for Markus, the doctors were successful in removing some of the blood clots, but not all of them. Now, Markus’ left ventricular heart muscle has been permanently damaged.
UCHealth cardiologists have recommended that he undergo a heart transplant because his heart is only functioning at 12–15% capacity. Although the family does not know what caused this, they remain hopeful and are providing Markus with the best care possible. Markus has been in and out of the hospital since November.
“It’s been a little tough on him that he can’t get up, get out of bed and do his normal activities and stuff that he used to do, but he’s hanging in there,” Markus’ father, Steven Martinez, told FOX 31 Denver.
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