Combs athlete Kyle Flake saving lives as organ donor after his death

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC | Richard Obert
Kyle Flake, a football player from San Tan Valley Combs, died a few days after being involved in a car accident.(Photo: Courtesy of Combs High School)
After he turned 18 in December, Kyle Flake signed up to be an organ donor.

Early Wednesday morning, the San Tan Valley Combs High senior football player's life ended after he was taken off life support. He had been in intensive care since Saturday night after being involved in a car accident in Florence.

Flake's Dec. 22 decision to become an organ donor now gives hope to others.

According to a Facebook post, Flake was able to make "at least 17 donations to help others."

"They're thinking something like 50 people are going to be touched by his donations," said assistant football coach James Loggins, who coached Flake since his freshman year. "He's a different breed.

"Kyle was the first one to stand up for someone who was bullied."

Travis Miller, who coached Flake in wrestling the past four seasons and made him a team captain, said that Flake registered to be an organ donor on his own. Continue reading
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