The Carroll community in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is grieving following the sudden death of student-athlete Owen Scheele.
17-year-old Owen, who was going to be a senior quarterback for the ‘Chargers,’ had not been feeling well and his family took him to the emergency department.
A series of journal entries posted online by Owens family detail the tragic events that eventually led to the 17-year-olds passing.
On June 6 Owen had not been feeling well. It was thought that he had influenza, covid, or even mono. Owen was taken to the emergency room and was later airlifted to Riley where it was discovered he had Chronic Myeloid Leukemia – a ‘very rare’ form of Leukemia.
Owen had metastases in the brain, and he was intubated. Further imaging was done to determine the cause of bleeding in his head.
Sadly, Owen’s ‘brain-bleed’ worsened, and he was taken to the operating room. He made it through the procedure and the family reported that he was in a stable condition.
Further intercranial pressure sent Owen back to the operating room for another procedure around 2am. The procedure was unsuccessful, and a day after he had been admitted Owen tragically passed away.
The news of Owen passing was posted on Twitter by the Carroll football team:
“It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of one of our own. Owen Scheele was more than just a great football player, he was a genuinely amazing person who would light up the locker room every practice, and at every game.”
Owen was remembered by his club as driven and dedicated on and off the field.
Carroll Principal Brandon Bitting expressed the hurt and devastation of Owen’s passing.
Doug Dinan, head football coach posted on Twitter:
“Carroll football stadium lights will be left on tonight in tribute and in memory to #13, Owen Scheele. We love you and miss you.”
Many, including surrounding area coaches and sports teams, shared their condolences and prayers for the Scheele family.
Coach Jones wrote, “Godspeed Owen.”
Carroll Football club tweeted:
“We have an angel playing for us this year.”