One of our students, Sergio Gonzalez Camarillo is in ICU at MUSC Pediatric Hospital downtown. He was admitted last night and is currently on life support. Doctors are not certain what exactly happened but his heart failed him.
I believe in miracles and we are in need of one right now.”
Gonzalez is deeply entrenched in the local soccer scene, playing most recently with the Cainhoy Soccer Club. He tried football for the first time this season and set school records for touchbacks, extra points and field goals as Oceanside’s starting kicker.
“First and foremost, everyone loves Sergio,” Oceanside football coach Chad Grier said. “He has a contagious smile, a great, pleasant personality. Everything you could possibly want in a kid, a player, a teammate.
“From a football standpoint, he’s the most talented kicker I’ve ever coached. I’ve had soccer players come kick before but never had a player come to work every single day the way Sergio does. We tried him at linebacker, defensive lineman and, of course, kicker. It didn’t matter, he was always ready. He just wanted to be part of the team and for that reason he earned the respect of everyone around him.”
A GoFundMe page has been arranged to help Gonzalez’s family with medical expenses. It has raised more than $10,300 in 20 hours. Click here to visit Gonzalez's GoFundMe