'I was a little dizzy': Wisconsin Lutheran basketball player recovering after collapsing during Saturday game

NOW: ’I was a little dizzy’: Wisconsin Lutheran basketball player recovering after collapsing during Saturday game


WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Wisconsin Lutheran High School athlete collapsed during their basketball game against Menomonee Falls on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Jordan Glenn, 16, is still at Children's Wisconsin but is doing much better now.

He's not only been talking to CBS 58, but to his friends, family and others.

"I was really looking forward to that game this whole season, even in the summer time," Jordan, a junior guard, said.

Just minutes into the first quarter he, suddenly, collapsed.

Jordan remembers feeling dizzy.

“All I remember was getting the ball and scoring and coming back on defense and then it just happened," he explained.

His mom, Carlissa Glenn, rushed to the floor when she realized her son was in trouble.

“I don’t remember running down the stairs, but somehow I remember being on the floor and I just remember seeing him shake," she explained.

Perhaps it was fate, but many nurses were in the stands that night.

They rushed to Jordan’s aid.

Nurse practitioner Kezza Frye said Jordan had a pulse, and then she saw his lip color change.

“I then screamed out for help to one of the officers saying, please call 9-1-1, he doesn’t have an airway," recounted Frye.

She said she started CPR, and they used a defibrillator to shock his heart.

She said Jordan started talking, but something still didn’t feel right.

So, they did CPR again.

“He, again, started to talk, become more coherent and he actually was giving us eye contact," said Frye. 

By then, paramedics had arrived.

“I remember my mom right there holding my hand, and one of the paramedics holding my hand," said Jordan.

Carlissa Glenn said paramedics told her the nurses’ quick actions were crucial in saving her son’s life.

“I’m so thankful for all of the nurses and the people that helped out in the stands," she said.

She said Jordan had a clear physical before the season, and has no medical history that would have sparked this incident.

She said doctors are still running tests to figure out what happened.

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