Jason Sprinkles knew something was wrong. Very wrong.
He'd been hunting with his father in Nicholas County, but was having trouble walking up a hill. His chest was hurting.
A few days later, a doctor did not mince words. A former shortstop and catcher for the powerful baseball program at Harrison County High School was checking in at 400 pounds on his 5-foot-5-inch frame.
Sprinkles, who now lives in Anderson County, was borderline diabetic and had just recorded an abnormal EKG. A Lexington cardiologist ordered a heart catheterization.