Last Updated on November 9, 2023, 11:04 pm
A Cerritos High School student, Ethan Soriano, died after suffering a head injury during basketball game practice.
Ethan Soriano, a Cerritos High School senior, died after suffering a head injury during basketball game practice. He was 17 years old. His sudden, untimely death has left family and friends reeling with unimaginable loss and community mourning.
What happened to Ethan Soriano?
He was involved in an accident during basketball game practice on November 4, 2023, which resulted in a head injury. The 17-year-old was rushed to the hospital and was at UCI, in the neuro-trauma ICU, fighting for his life with his family by his side.
His family established a GoFundMe page to cover the cost of medical bills and other life expenses so that the family could focus on Ethan’s recovery. Sadly, Ethan died at the hospital. His family updated his GoFundMe page and shared the sad news of his departure in a message that read,
“Ethan has fought a long, hard fight. He is truly a warrior. God has taken Ethan up to Heaven today. Rest in peace, Ethan Jaylib Soriano. We love you and cannot wait to see you in Heaven. Be with us always.
Please respect the Soriano family at this time and give them privacy to mourn the loss of their son. Thank you.”
The family has requested everyone to respect their privacy and mourning. They have assured everyone that they will provide the date and time of the funeral once they have made all the arrangements.
Ethan Jaylib Soriano was a dedicated student at Cerritos High School. He was a Stowers Elementary alum and attended Carmenita Middle School.
He was a student-athlete who loved everyone. He had an infectious smile and was always eager to help others. He had his whole life ahead of him, full of expectations. Sadly, all hopes for his bright future were lost with his tragic death.
The community mourns Ethan Soriano
The community mourns its cherished members. They have come together to support the Soriano family and uplifted them with their heartfelt condolences and prayers. They have donated generously to the fundraiser to help the family navigate this crucial time. Over $78,000 has been raised to help the family with the medical bills and funeral and burial expenses. The family has expressed its gratitude towards the community and requested to continue respecting their privacy during their time of bereavement.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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