Jessica Clinton

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Jessica Lynne Clinton was born in 1986 in Stuart, Florida. A lifetime resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, she accomplished more in her 17 years than most people do in an entire lifetime….

Jessica Clinton

May 6, 1986 – October 2, 2003

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We are working to build awareness of this dreaded disease and to provide Automated External Defibrillators in Schools, Parks and Playgrounds—but we need your help…

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The newly opened Jessica Clinton Park, situated at 3200 SE Southbend Blvd., commemorates Jessica’s life and legacy following her sudden passing in 2003 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Designed to cater to children of all abilities, including those with mobility challenges, the playground features diverse attractions for different age groups. For ages 5-12, there are adventurous climbing structures and slides, while younger children aged 2-5 can engage in exploratory activities with a vibrant geometric structure. Ground-level amenities include basket swings, hangout pods, and a sensory xylophone, fostering socialization and relaxation. Signage promotes inclusion and positivity, with heart motifs paying tribute to Jessica’s memory and advocating for health and inclusivity, mirroring similar markings on the adjacent road.

Is there such a thing as a preventable tragedy?

Jessica Lynne Clinton, a beautiful young cheerleader died, at the age of 17, because of a undiagnosed heart condition. At the time of her death, CPR was performed however, her school was not equipment with an automated external defibrillator (A.E.D.) to jump start her heart, when it stopped beating. The foundation created in her honor believes such tragedies can be prevented. By taking direct action, from equipping our schools with A.E. D.’s, promoting early heart screenings for students and providing public education and awareness of hidden heart conditions. Don’t wait until we lose another child; learn more about Jessica’s MVP Foundation and how we can all work together to prevent the unnecessary loss of another child, from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Community News

Treasure Coast mom on mission for more AEDs in schools, parks

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — The health battle of Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin has brought sudden cardiac arrest into the spotlight, but for one Treasure Coast family, it’s been at the center of their world for nearly 20 years.

St. Lucie County family wants to raise more awareness of heart health and screenings for children

“Jessica had two screenings four months prior, so she had one in June to go to cheerleading camp, and then she had one in September to be a cheerleader. And both of those screenings, they didn’t even really listen to her heart. And what Jessica had, should have been detected,” Cheryl Lalloo, Clinton’s mother, told WPBF 25 News.

PSL’s Ninth Inclusive Playground Opens at Jessica Clinton Park

“The re-opening of the Jessica Clinton playground is more than just a new addition to Port St. Lucie’s parks; it symbolizes the City’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility,” says Mike Kendrick, Deputy Director, Parks & Recreation. “This playground will provide a safe and stimulating environment for children of all ages and abilities.”