Over the weekend, a student from Palos Heights high school passed away sadly. After being identified as having mono last month, Ryan Plowman, 17, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Comer Children’s Hospital.
Mononucleosis, the illness that led to his demise, is an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. Weakness, a sore throat, and a fever are a few signs. Teenagers and young adults, particularly college students, are prone to it.
From 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, his funeral will be held at the Crestwood Recreation Center. In order to “finance medical expenses, missing pay, projected burial fees as well as other unanticipated needs that may be required,” the head coach of the boy’s varsity soccer team at Alan B. Shepard High School has set up a GoFundMe page.
“Everyone fell in love with him right away. The large number of family and friends came to be by Ryan’s side at Comer Children’s Hospital for a week as he bravely battled mononucleosis because of his positive outlook and likable nature “GoFundMe stated.
Additionally, Ryan had Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel illness that results in swelling of the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract.
Jennifer Plowman remarked, “I had no idea how many individuals he had benefited in so many different ways. “Some of the things coming out now are mind-blowing,” these kids tell me in their stories.
Senior Ryan Plowman attended Palos Heights’ Alan B. Shepard High School. He recently assisted the school’s soccer squad in capturing the 3A regional championship.
Then, in late October, Ryan developed a severe illness and was hospitalized.
Father Daniel Plowman recalled, “Every day he was in the hospital, he got worse.”
Ryan was able to change countless lives in 17 years. He continues to give his parents the greatest amount of joy. After high school, Ryan planned to enroll at Butler University in Indianapolis and pursue a career as a doctor or pharmacist.