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At just 15-years-old, a local student-athlete is in need of a miracle.
The Lakota West sophomore collapsed after a lacrosse game this past weekend and has since been in a coma. Matt Stratman's parents describe their son as high-spirited and enthusiastic both on and off the field.
"Very energetic, very athletic, but more importantly to us, very respectful of others," said the teen's father Ron Stratman.
The 15-year-old could be considered a triple threat, not just because he's a triplet, but also because he's gifted at football, basketball, and lacrosse.
"He's blossomed, and his speed and agility has made him, I think, a good contender," said his mother Julie Stratman.
His proud parents were stunned and shocked when his health took a terrible turn Saturday. He had just played a Lakota West alumni lacrosse game when he developed a severe headache. While an ambulance was on the way, he collapsed and was ultimately rushed to the hospital.
His mother said he has been unconscious since then.