Travis Hearn



Age: 19


Summary: high school football player who was paralyzed from the neck down after a collision during a 2006 game whose story caught the attention of President-elect Barack Obama and former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, in which community members raised thousands of dollars to offset medical costs and build an accessible home.



Cause of Death: Complications from surgery


Born: August 29, 1989


Died: December 4, 2008


Location: Rock Island, Illinois