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