Louis J. Acompora
Induction Year: 2020
Louis J. Acompora of Northport, N.Y. died on March 25, 2000 from a blow to his chest while playing lacrosse during his first high school game. He was 14.
Following Louis’ tragic death, the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation has dedicated its mission to raise awareness among schools and other public institutions about the importance of owning automated external defibrillators, a simple device that would have saved Louis’ life.
His family and friends continue to carry his legacy and many others have been saved thanks to the work of the foundation and Louis’ legacy.