14-Year-Old Houston Boy Dies Weeks After Suffering Brain Injury During Football Game
2023/11/09

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A 14-year-old athlete from Houston died three weeks after suffering a brain injury while playing in a football game.

Cain Lee, a middle-school student at Lutheran South Academy, was injured during a Southwest Football League game on Oct. 11, .

Lee died at Texas Children’s Hospital on Oct. 30 after nearly three weeks in a coma, the outlet reported.

The standout 6-foot 1-inch multi-sport star —  who also played baseball, basketball and ran track — was remembered by his loved ones for both his athleticism and his outsized personality.

"Never would you hear about Cain telling you about anything he did," Lee’s baseball coach Darrin Forse told the

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. "It was always about what somebody else did. That was the person he was. It was never about his accomplishments. It was about somebody else's accomplishments."

Lee’s father shared with the newspaper a story about how his son once gave another student his own clothes.

He said, 'Well, he didn't have anything nice, Dad. So I've been sneaking clothes from home to give him my clothes so he wouldn't be embarrassed when he was in school,’” Cody Lee recalled.

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, Lee’s baseball team at the Professional Baseball Academy offered a similar tribute about the beloved 14u player, calling him a “selfless kid who cared more about everyone else and how they did than how he performed.”

“Cain, we love you and will honor you every day,” in part.

The Southwest Football League said it would take a moment of silence before every game for the remainder of the season in Cain's honor, .

"Our hearts go to the family during this unimaginable tragedy," the organization said in a letter to parents obtained by the station.

Cain is survived by his parents, a twin brother and an older brother, according to the

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