Wes Leonard: He Died too Young

A 2010 Michigan Emmy winning video story.

Wes Leonard the star basketball player in small town Fennville, Michigan died of a heart attack on the basketball court after hitting the game winning shot in 2011.
Today his mom Jocelyn Leonard who was by his side when he died is in charge of the “Wes Leonard Heart Team” whose main goal is having AED’s installed in every high school in Michigan so something like this doesn’t happen to another kid or family.

  • Role Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
  • For Detroit Free Press

Wes Leonard Part 1: Star basketball player dies of a heart attack on the court, community comes together.

Wes Leonard Part 2: Jocelyn Leonard's AED crusade to stop high school sports deaths.