A GoFundMe page to support the family of the late Nick Herrmann, the young basketball player who died of cancer on Saturday, has almost achieved his goal.
Herrmann, 20, who helped cement Torrey Pines High School’s San Diego CIF City Championship with a last-second shot, suffered from osteosarcoma.
More than 400 donors had given just over $74,000 of the $75,000 goal by Thursday afternoon, a day after Griffin Jimenez of the Torrey Pines coaching staff posted the fundraiser.
The coach said the purpose of the page was to support Herrmann’s mother, a nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital. The Union-Tribune reports that his son died there.
“His unparalleled work ethic, welcoming smile, incredible sense of humor and the love he had for his family and friends will be missed,” Jimenez wrote.
Herrmann’s cancer had gone into remission, which allowed him to continue playing at Torrey Pines and help his team win the title.
He intended to play at Cal State Northridge, but the cancer returned. Despite his illness, he attended Matador practices while undergoing treatment.