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A Lebanon High School football player that was revived by a defibrillator during practice last year is back on the field.
It's a move many thought would not be possible given his condition.
But while others may have given up hope... He knew he'd have another chance.
It's not hard to see why many thought D’Shaun Jones would not play during his senior homecoming game.
Mother, Veronica Cason says, “He's been lifeflighted to Vanderbilt three times sent to Vanderbilt by ambulance twice.”
A year ago... Trainer Justin McKinney used a defibrillator to revive D’Shaun during a football practice.
McKinney says, “It really makes you believe in what you are doing - realizing that is the reason why you are here.”
After months of testing... Doctors found D’Shaun suffered from a Neuro-cardiac disease.
It took just as long for doctors to find a medicine combination that would prevent any attacks.
D’Shaun says not being on the field was difficult...
D’Shaun says, “Stressful I took it real hard last season and I just wanted to be a part of what we do here.”
And then two weeks before the season started D’Shaun was cleared to play
While D’Shaun missed most of his junior year - he knows just how special it is to be back on this field for his last year of high school.
D'Shaun says, “Just that I get to play it's my senior year no too much stuff that can replace that so win or lose I am just going to make the best of it.”
To this day McKinney says he amazed by D’Shaun's story
McKinney says, “I think he is an unbelievable story and it just makes me extremely happy to see him back on the field successful.”
Cason says, “He has never gave up determination and as a result of that we're here watching him play every Friday night.”
While veronica says while she enjoys seeing her son play the game he loves... She gets nervous every time he steps on the field
Cason says, “I am sitting in the stands checking all of the gate entrances in case something happens so I can get to him.”
D’Shaun has a heart monitor and takes medicine for his condition - but he has not had any problems since he has returned to football.
D’Shaun will stay on the medicine indefinitely - he plans on going to college and hopefully playing football.
Saturday, October 20 2012, 12:16 AM CDT
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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