Dr. Phillips High graduate, soccer standout dies

Matheus de Oliveira Sessa had graduated in May from Dr. Phillips High School.

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A GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for the family of Matheus de Oliveira Sessa, a recent Dr. Phillips High School graduate who died Thursday, Aug. 11.

"We lost our friend in a fatality on the 12th of August," GoFundMe organizer Enzo Teles wrote. "Matheus was very dear among his friends and family, always smiling with great joy. We ask for the help of everyone who can contribute at this delicate time. Any amount helps a lot with all the costs."

Luis Bambino, who had coached Matheus at DP, wrote on Facebook: “Matheus Sessa was an amazing soccer player from Dr. Phillips High School. He was an example of a young man, loved by his family and friends. I am honored to have coached him and also be his mentor and friend. It breaks my heart that YOU were taken so unexpectedly. Your memory will never leave us and live long in our hearts. My Boy. My Pupil.”

To contribute to the GoFundMe campaign, click here.



Michael Eng

As a child, Editor and Publisher Michael Eng collected front pages of the Kansas City Star during Operation Desert Storm, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would pursue a career in journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, or playing drums around town. He’s also a sucker for dad jokes.

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