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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.

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

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