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Pop Warner mom, 39, suffers massive heart attack; family in need of support


Last updated 10/29/2008 at Noon

Fallbrook Pop Warner football mom Tamae Toombs, 39, stopped at a grocery store in Oceanside to pick up fresh fruit as a snack for her son’s team, which was playing a game at El Camino High School on Saturday, October 18, when she suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed.

“At first they thought she was having a seizure,” said her husband, Rick Toombs. After being transported to Tri City Hospital, it was determined that Tamae had suffered a heart attack.

Since that time, Tamae has remained hospitalized in a coma, unresponsive. Doctors have told Rick that, following the heart atta...

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