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The Cody Stephens Foundation


The Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation was founded in memory of Cody Stephens, who died from an undetected heart condition just weeks before graduation from Crosby High School.


​Before he died, Cody was talking to his father, Scott, about his goals to play football in a big way in college and beyond. Cody told Scott, "Go big or go home, Dad."


​After Cody died, his family turned Cody's motto into a screening effort to prevent other tragedies. It has been a BIG effort in a BIG state - seven years after Cody died, more than 30% of all Texas schools now offer heart screening.


Texas House Bill 76, Cody's law, was passed in the 2019 state legislature, which gives parents in every school district the right to choose heart screening for their child.


​The Cody Stephens Foundation partners with the largest to the smallest schools, in the big cities and the smallest communities.


 Cody believed in going big.


 We believe going big means everyone should have the opportunity to compete with a healthy heart, no matter where they live or how well they play.

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