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(OWEN CO.) – Owen Valley Excessive Faculty coach Ryan Wilcoxen had a mind bleed on February 19th, and the household discovered that he wouldn’t recuperate.
Wilcoxen age 31 was an Owen Valley Excessive Faculty coach and particular training instructor.
Wilcoxen suffered the mind bleed whereas at house every week in the past, doubtless brought on by an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).
Wilcoxen turned an organ donor and matches had been made for his coronary heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
Wilcoxen coached many groups earlier than coming to Owen Valley in 2019, and final years season canceled on account of COVID-19.
Ryan Wilcoxen was married to Ashley who’s an assistant principal at Owen-Valley Excessive Faculty. Ryan and Ashley had two daughters, Grace and Delany.
The Owen Valley Excessive Faculty requested for top colleges to light up their baseball diamonds for the following 48 hours following the announcement of Wilcoxen’s passing.
Baseball fields had been seen illuminated throughout the state to honor Wilcoxen together with Bedford North Lawrence Excessive Faculty, and Japanese-Greene Baseball fields.
Twitter feeds had over 100 completely different places throughout the state displaying their assist and condolences each to the household and his gamers.
The Indiana Donor Community issued the next assertion.
“Via the present of organ donation, Coach Wilcoxen and his household are offering hope and therapeutic to others, and we’re grateful for his or her unimaginable generosity. Donors and their households are heroes. One donor can save as much as eight lives via organ donation and heal as much as 75 folks via tissue donation. Proper now, greater than 100,000 individuals are ready for a lifesaving organ transplant nationwide, and over 1,000 of these sufferers are in Indiana. We provide our honest condolences to Coach Wilcoxen’s household, associates, and neighborhood.”
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