Aaron Singleton, a junior varsity player on the Joshua High football team in Texas passed away Friday after a hit Thursday night.
According to reports by the USA Today, the 15 year old football player appeared “wobbly” as he walked off the field before trainers came over and realized he was having a seizure.
According to the report, it was later discovered he had a blood clot and some swelling in his brain stem.
“He will live on through others, because we are going to donate his organs,” Cassondra Singleton says. “He would want to be that hero to others.”
The family said Singleton only suffered from asthma previously. He played baseball, ran track and sang in the choir.
The outpouring of grief and support was almost immediate. Teammates brought his jersey to Friday night’s game ….
… and the varsity team carried his jersey on the field:
Fans left flowers in the stands …
… and other teams honored him, too
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.