Updated: A standout football player and senior at Pasadena High School died Friday after a yearlong battle with a rare illness that baffled his doctors.
Austin Lacy fought the illness until the very end, surviving cardiac arrest twice over the past several days.
But at 11:12 a.m. Friday, in a Maryland hospital, his family members told doctors to disconnect the life support system that had kept air flowing to his lungs since Tuesday, said his mother, Karen Rogers
If you remember, we wrote a story more than a year ago in which doctors diagnosed Lacy with a heart infection and attempted to drain his chest of fluid when his heart stopped. It’s devastating news for all that knew him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. This is an interview I had with Austin last summer, what an incredible young man he was.