Teen athlete meets his challenge

School event will help raise funds for medical research


SIBLINGS—Max Horland, 16, plays tennis with his twin brother, Alex. Max, an Agoura High junior, recently had an electrical defibrillator implanted in his chest to maintain a regular heartbeat.
Athletics once defined Max Horland as a student at Agoura High School.
Not anymore.
Max, a 16-year-old junior, almost died on Oct. 20, 2013. He was playing in a singles tennis match at school when his heart started to race so fast that he almost collapsed.
Max was rushed to the emergency room, then t...

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