Skip to comments.19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma
Posted on 03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19.
The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
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The Navy coach was quoted as saying "As our Navy football family mourns the loss of one of our brothers, we also celebrate and honor his life. He loved his family, his friends and his teammates. The Brotherhood loves you! Keep the ball `high and tight' in Heaven."
Prayers up for the family. RIP, young man.
oh gosh... as a mother, i think it would be the end of the world... :(
And for a dad too.
According to the article he had what sounds like he previously had a closed head injury but was cleared to play again.
He had swelling of the brain, which can be caused by any number of conditions.
Sometimes knowing why can help the family come to closure and we can certainly learn from it to help prevent a similar tragedy with others.
Prayers up to the family.
So sad...and tragic...prayers for the family from another Navy family...
Sometimes knowing why can help the family come to closure...”
Having lost a child, for me knowing why did not and does not help and it’s been twelve years. There is a natural order to life and parents are supposed to die before their children but only when the parents have lived a long and full life. Family members learn to cope with the loss because it is the only way they can get through life.
Hopefully the family members know Christ and can share their grief with Him.
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Being in health care I have seen plenty of families that the “what happened” helped them get moving in that direction. That’s why I said sometimes.
Too sad for words.
well since it’s a military academy, they better investigate the garbage that happened off the field to this young man who is worth more than all those who haze put together.
So sad. Prayers up for his soul and for his family.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. And may Perpetual Light shine upon them.
Amen to all you say.
I admit that I did not go to the full article. Was there mention of hazing in that piece?
A fine young man from a fine Christian family. Everyone please pray for his mom, dad and all his family.
there was not
but I know it takes place
I played full contact football from grade 5 until senior year at a Catholic school in northern Wisconsin. It is a horribly brutal sport and I really hate to see stories like this, such a waste of life over a stupid silly game really.
So sorry.........prayers for the family and friends.
I too lost a 28 year old son almost four years ago. Never a day goes by that I don’t see something or hear something or even smell something that reminds me of him. Some days are worse than others but they are never far from your thought.
May God bless and keep!
Good lord... Prayers up for his family.
This is frigging horrible...
Sorry for your loss, Grams...
Thanks. And God does indeed bless. I’ve told God that when I join my daughter in Heaven he has a lot of explaining to do.
What has been most painful was that she had an eleven-year-old son whose father (ex-husband) had absolutely no compassion or understanding and simply commented “He’ll get over it”. Still makes my heart hurt.
RE your Grandson:
Having lost my Dad when I was 15 years old, well... you never get over it. In fact, it got worse as the years rolled on, and I realized the magnitude of the loss. Especially when I needed advice on making decisions.
I think that that experience made ME a better father, though... and maybe a better man, overall.
One hopes, anyway...
I’ll keep you and your family in prayer.
Prayers appreciated. Thanks so much.
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