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