Gainesville High School student-athlete, Jeremy Medina has been declared brain-dead, according to his doctors.
Seventeen-year-old Jeremy Medina had been in a coma since Nov. 20 when he was struck by the bat during afternoon practice.
His loved ones were heartbroken when the initial incident happened.
They previously shared some memories of him — as his father described him as a leader on and off the field.
Press statement from trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Cormican
In a Wednesday news conference, trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Cormican spoke to news reporters in an update on the status of the baseball player, Jeremy Medina, describing his exact medical condition as “neurologically dead.”
The hospital said it would be holding an honor walk for friends and family at the hospital as he’s taken to be operated on.
Jeremy Medina Family decides to donate his organs
Medina’s family has chosen to honor the teenager’s wishes and donate his organs.
“Although his life ended so young, his legacy will continue through his selfless decision to give the gift of life,” the family said in a statement read by their pastor.
The family is asking others to follow Jeremy’s example and register to become an organ donor.
Jeremy is a senior and played both pitcher and catcher on Gainesville High School’s baseball team in 2022.