Garrett Wade has asthma, so it was perfectly reasonable for him to assume that any issues he’d been having with endurance and shortness of breath were related to that.

In March, he found out there was something else involved.

A free heart scan meant to detect unknown problems in high school athletes found an issue in the Center Grove soccer player.

“I was really freaked out,” he said. “I had a lot of thoughts go through me, and it blew my mind that it was me; I’m a healthy athlete.”

Read more about the discovery, the fix and his return to action in Thursday’s Daily Journal.

Ryan O'Leary is sports editor for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2715.