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Family and Friends Seek Support for Waiakea High School Senior

April 3, 2015, 3:48 PM HST
* Updated April 5, 8:56 PM
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Friends and family members are seeking support for Ryler Yoshiaki Nishimoto, a Waiakea High School senior who unexpectedly collapsed a few days ago while playing basketball.

The 17-year-old, who suffered a heart attack, was resuscitated by paramedics and brought to the Kapiolani Children’s and Women’s hospital where he is now in a coma, according to friends who set up a GoFundMe fundraising page for Ryler.

The fundraising page has raised $6,351 in donations from 93 people in two days as of this writing.  The fundraiser’s goal of $20,000 is intended to provide for Nishimoto’s medical costs.

According to the site, Ryler is a “very sweet young man and is very helpful to his mother.”

Family and friends are asking for donations for the fund, or prayer for his return to health.


The fundraising page is located at: www.gofundme.com/qnjet8.

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