A Long Island little league is dedicating the rest of its video games this season to 10-year-old Lazar LaPenna, who died throughout a weekend recreation in Long Beach.
The younger athlete suffered a seizure throughout the first recreation of the season. His father, and coach of the little league crew, stated the boy had simply reached first base after making contact with the ball.
The hit was the boy’s first of the season, and got here with runners on first and second bases, and two outs already on the scorecard.
A Long Island Little League crew is dedicating the remainder of its season to a 10-year-old who died throughout a recreation Friday, after he unexpectedly suffered a seizure after an at-bat. NBC New York’s Pei-Sze Cheng studies.
“Lazar collapsed with excitement and went into a seizure. It wasn’t the first time so we were prepared. Little did we know it would be the last,” Gregg LaPenna, whose son lived with epilepsy, stated.
His father describes the boy as an avid baseball lover and #1 Mets fan.
The ten-year-old attended the fourth grade at East Faculty in Long Beach. Two days earlier than the Friday night time recreation, he’d been celebrating his tenth birthday.
“This tragedy is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for students and staff, particularly for who are close to this family,” Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Gallagher stated.
“All of our schools have a Crisis Intervention Team made up of a professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this.”
The district stated grief counselors can be made out there all through the week for any college students and oldsters who search any help.
“He always will be the truest Mets fan. Rest in Paradise my boy,” Gregg LaPenna stated.