Robert Bush, 17, was taken off life support on Friday, July 7, according to the Central Rural School District.

The teen collapsed during practice at Newfield High School on Monday, July 3.

The teen spent several days in the intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Hospital before doctors declared him brain dead on Friday, relative Patty Nollen said. It was not immediately clear what caused him to fall.

Dozens of people, including his friends, relatives and former teachers, gathered Friday night at the hospital for an honor walk, a ceremony honoring organ donor patients.

Bush’s donation reportedly helped save the lives of three people in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts who needed kidney and liver transplants new york live.

News of the boy’s death sparked widespread tributes on social media.

“Our hearts break for Roberta’s family and friends and all those who have been fortunate enough to be touched by his boundless enthusiasm and love of life,” said Midlands Country School Principal Roberta Jerrod.

“You inspired all of your peers and taught us the importance of determination and never giving up on achieving our goals,” said Jennifer Marie of Northern Great Rivers. Facebook.

“You came into our lives and showed us that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.”

Bush’s funeral will be held at Jove Funeral Home in Selden on Wednesday, July 12 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

A GoFundMe campaign to help the family cover memorial costs has raised more than $26,000 as of Monday, July 10.Those who wish to donate can do it here.

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