Not too long ago, Dominic Murray’s future burned brightly. The Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., East Elmhurst, basketball star planned on continuing his hoops career at Farmingdale State College, L.I., after leading the Crusaders to a 19-7 overall record his senior year, 2008-09. His work ethic and enthusiasm for the game made him an ideal candidate to […]
Dominic, age 17, died after collapsing on the court at Farmingdale State College during an open gym pick up game. Only a few weeks before Dominic had had a heart screening and received medical clearance to play sports. The cause of his sudden cardiac arrest was cardiac hypertrophy related to underlying heart problems. Both his […]
Two and a half years after he tragically collapsed and died playing a game of pick-up basketball at Farmingdale State College in upstate New York, Dominic Murray hasn’t been forgotten. In fact, the memory of the former Monsignor McClancy student and player, who died at the age of 17 of an enlarged heart, has been […]
Last year Melinda Murray of Elmhurst was watching television when her cell phone rang, showing that “Dom My Baby Boy” was calling. But it wasn’t her 17-year old son Dominic on the line−it was her nephew, Terrance. He told Melinda that her son had stopped breathing. On that grim October day in 2009, Dominic, a […]
When Queens resident Melinda Murray’s 17-year-old son died in 2009 of cardiac arrest on the basketball court, she decided to go on a mission to make sure that no one else’s child died the same way. Turning her sorrow into action, she works to make people aware of the importance of heart health for youth.
Tune in to this special edition of Hilary Topper On Air as Hilary speaks with Melinda Murray, Founder and Executive Director of the Dominic A. Murray Memorial Foundation to discuss its history, vision and unique programs. After Dominic Murray collapsed on the basketball court at SUNY Farmingdale State College, the foundation was formed to help […]
On a night which honored 17-year-old Dominic Murray, a student at who died in October 2009 from sudden cardiac arrest after collapsing on the basketball court during a pick-up game, the women’s and men’s teams both won their respective games against rival SUNY Old Westbury.
The Dominic A. Murray 21 Scholarship has been awarded to Darnell Toussaint of Brooklyn, New York, a criminal justice major at Farmingdale State College. Toussaint is the second Farmingdale State student to win this $2,100 scholarship to help with tuition. To win this scholarship, Toussaint wrote an essay about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), earned above […]
On June 8 at Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., East Elmhurst, the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation hosted its annual youth basketball competition entitled “Ballin’ to Protect Young Hearts.” Six teams from Long Island and Queens participated as the foundation continues to spread its message of the importance of raising awareness on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) […]
Black New Yorker Melinda Murray is making sure that her son’s death doesn’t go in vain. She’s turning her sorrow into action by making families aware about heart health for youth. Here is some more information about Murray’s effort along with some resources.