(6-30-18) Lakota West sophomore Matt Stratman (15) passed away on Saturday morning.

Stratman was playing in a June 9 Lakota West alumni lacrosse game when he collapsed and was rushed to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center when his conditioned worsened, he had been in a coma during his entire stay while at the hospital.

Stratman’s death was diagnosed as an AVM (arteriovenous malformation):

A malformation is an abnormal connection between the veins and arteries. This interferes with your body’s ability to circulate blood. It’s usually congenital, which means the condition is present at birth. Although malformations can begin anywhere in your body, some develop in the brain and spinal cord region, causing seizures and headaches.

The GoFundMe page has raised more than $31,800 from more than 400 people in the past 19 days.

mattmillerMiller is the former Superintendent of Celina City Schools and is now the Superintendent at Lakota.