Parents honor son who died from rare heart disease with annual hockey tournament

January 12, 2015 2:07 PM

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Parents honor son who died from rare heart disease with annual hockey tournament

The parents of an 8-year-old Minnesota boy who died from a rare heart disease are honoring their young son’s legacy through an annual hockey tournament.

Quinn Kirsch died unexpectedly in January 2013, shortly before his 9th birthday, MyFox9.com reported. Kirsch had myocarditis, a disease that causes the myocardium— the muscle layer of the heart— to become inflamed, and can progress rapidly to heart failure. It often goes undiagnosed.

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