Memorial Service Scheduled for Tristin Hurley, a Local Teen Whose Wheelchair Was Stolen
A local teenager has passed away after sustaining a fall from a wheelchair.
The memorial service for Tristin Hurley will be held Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30 p.m. at the Rock Church on Vista Blvd in Sparks.
The local teen suffered from Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease and passed away Sunday, March 6.
Tristin Hurley's mother had asked the community for help the week before, reporting that her 14-year-old son's wheelchair had been stolen.
After falling at a Reno Bighorn's game, he was admitted to Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center for surgery on March 4.
His family tells Channel 2 News that he came home the following day after the hospital, where he died peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning.
His mother, Suzanne Plimpton-Hurley posted to Facebook saying that Tristin's passing "happened so quickly" and that while they wanted those who cared about him to know he had passed, they are trying to grieve.
The Bighorns released the following statement on the passing of their fan:
"The Reno Bighorns Family and the Reno Events Center staff are deeply saddened to learn of Tristin Hurley's passing, and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends. We wish to relay the outpouring of support, prayers and concern from our team, staff and fans to his family during this difficult time."
If you would like to donate to the Tristin Hurley memorial fund visit https://moveyourmountain.org/4072
The family says the public is welcome to attend the memorial service. Friends of Tristin are encouraged to share a picture or memory for a memory board.