UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario was a kind man in life, and his kindness towards others will be continued after his tragic passing. The del Rosario family has stated they will follow Shane’s wishes to donate his organs to help save the lives of others. Additionally, they plan to honor his memory by creating a foundation for disadvantaged children and causes related to Long QT Syndrome. Here is part of the family’s official statement from Bleacher Report:
…Shane leaves a legacy of giving to others. In that spirit it was Shane’s wish to donate his organs in hope of saving the precious lives of others. The family is also exploring establishing a scholarship fund for disadvantaged children and setting up a foundation, the Shane Del Rosario Long QT Foundation. Long QT Syndrome is the genetic anomaly that may have contributed to his passing.
As a mixed martial artist, del Rosario was a relentless competitor. He had an overall professional record of eleven wins and only two losses. Ten of his wins were first round finishes. Coming from a kickboxing background, he preferred to keep the fight standing and finished eight fights by knockout. Del Rosario passed away on December 9th after having suffered full cardiac arrest from a double heart attack about two weeks earlier. His passing was an unfortunate tragedy. But as he did in life, del Rosario will help other human beings through his death by donating his organs to those who need them. Here at ScifFighting, our thoughts and condolences go out to del Rosario’s friends and family. We also commend them for aspiring to create a foundation to help others while grieving the loss of their loved one.