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A Loss to the Fremont Lacrosse Family

WasnczykFremont High’s Junior Defenseman Myles Wanczyk finished the season last Friday competing in a well fought quarter final game against Park City. However, his father Kelly, a permanent fixture throughout Myles’ progression from Fremont junior league into comp and then into high school, was not in attendance. Kelly was fighting for his life in an Ogden hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Kelly was battling a multitude of issues that were taxing his body to extremes, requiring him to be placed in a medically induced coma. On Sunday, after being brought out of the medically induced coma, Kelly seemed to be doing well and progressing toward recovery. That progress took a turn for the worse, and Kelly passed away later that night.
Everyone who knew Kelly described him as a person who would do anything for a friend, family member or stranger alike. He loved his children, and supported them in all their endeavors, working hard to provide for his family the best way that he could. At the time of his passing however, he had neither medical nor life insurance to help pay the astronomical bills his family is now facing. The Fremont Lacrosse family is doing everything in their power to help the Wanczyk family through this difficult time, and a website has been set up for anyone from the Utah Lacrosse family who would like to donate. It can be found at: http://www.anythingforafriend.com/index.php?cID=301
Fremont High School Lacrosse will miss the support and friendship of Kelly Wanczyk. The Lacrosse community has lost a great fan, father and supporter of the game that is so important to us all.
Myles celebrated his 17th birthday Saturday night with our lacrosse family during Fremont’s end of the season banquet. Additionally, at that time, Myles had been named as an All-Conference player for Fremont. Knowing Kelly, this put a big smile on his face. Myles posted this to his Instagram account in remembrance of his father.Kelly Wanczyk
We are going to miss you Kelly Wanczyk, and we’re all better for having known you. Until we meet again.

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  1. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Wanczyk and Fremont Lacrosse Family.

  2. Dang Buddy, The best thing I can tell anyone facing the death of a loved one is start a memory journal. Write down anything you remember because you will forget things as time slips by.

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wanczyk family and the players in the Fremont program. Play in his honor. Act of the field in his honor. He will always be with you in your heart.

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