Late L.I. High School Football Player’s Mom Runs In ‘Tunnel To Towers’ With Woman Who Received Son’s Heart

CBS New York

WADING RIVER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Shoreham-Wading River High School football player Tom Cutinella.

As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, Cutinella’s legacy lives on due to a monumental decision the teenager made just before he died.

“People wanted to be around him because of his kindness, compassion, love,” said his father, Frank Cutinella.

It has been a year since Frank and Kelli Cutinella’s oldest son died on the high school football field while playing the game he loved.

“A perfectly healthy 6-foot tall, 185-pound, vibrant junior in high school, and he died from a helmet-to-helmet football hit he never saw coming,” said Frank Cutinella, “We’re not looking to blame anyone, but there has to be changes.” Continue reading