Injured GHS baseball player declared ‘brain dead’

Gainesville High School (GHS) baseball player Jeremy Medina has been declared “brain dead” and will be taken off life support.

The family announced that decision at a news conference Wednesday morning shortly after doctors gave an update on the young man’s condition. Medina, a pitcher-catcher for the team, had been in a coma since the accident which happened during a practice session when he was struck in the head with a bat at a batting cage.

The Gainesville City School System posted this tribute to Medina on its Facebook page after this morning’s announcement: “The life of Jeremy Medina will forever impact the lives of our entire community. His passing will mean renewed life for many others as an organ donor. Please continue to pray for the Medina family. More information about Jeremy’s Honor Walk and Celebration of Life will be shared soon.”

The family had announced at the news conference that he would be an organ donor.