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Vancouver teen basketball player who collapsed a week ago, dies at Portland hospital

Cody Sherrell, forever 14

Vancouver middle school basketball player Cody Sherrell died from a failing heart at Emanuel Legacy Medical Center in Portland Monday evening. Cody lived but another week after he initially collapsed during a practice game January 3rd at La Center Middle School.

A simple message from his parents was issued Monday evening:

“We want to thank all of the first responders and staff at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Randall Children‚s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel for their incredible care of Cody. Thank you also to the community, who have shown us overwhelming support and love.

Cody was a quiet boy. It’s brought us such joy to know he touched so many lives.”

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