(WHDH) — Proud Red Sox superfan Ari Schultz passed away Friday evening, his family announced on Facebook.
Ari, 5, was taken to the hospital on Thursday after having a seizure. In his short life, he three open heart surgeries and just days ago returned home to Sudbury after undergoing a transplant.
Ari’s parents said he passed away peacefully listening to a Red Sox game.
Some fans make an instant impact on our team. Ari Schultz, with his optimism & unbridled excitement, is at the top. We'll miss you, Ari. pic.twitter.com/MIQrbE7ZZ7
— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 22, 2017
Ari had been at the hospital for 187 straight days when he learned he’d be going home in just a couple more. The video of him learning that news went viral, as did one of him from March, in which he found out he’d be getting the transplant after a 211-day wait. Just days after heading home, he went into a seizure and passed away at the hospital.
This is so terribly sad, our thoughts are with Ari’s family and friends. No parent should ever had to say goodbye to a child. Just awful and it’s not fair. Not many things make me sit here and weep like a baby but this here, hits you right in the feels. Rest In Peace little guy.