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Last August, a mother put her youngest son on a plane in New Jersey bound for Garden City Community College to play football in southwestern Kansas.

Just 48 hours later, the 19-year-old was dead.

The family knows how and when Braeden Bradforth died.

But in the six months since he collapsed in a narrow alley after a grueling conditioning practice in Broncbuster Stadium, questions remain about whether the death was preventable.

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The Kansas City area is under a heat advisory.  That means it can be dangerous to stay outdoors for long.  People who do spend time in the sweltering heat are at risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.