PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Family and fellow firefighters are mourning the death of a young Pittsburgh native who died during a firefighter training session in Buffalo.
Jarrett Eleam, 26, who played football at Oliver High School and graduated from Duquesne University, passed away Wednesday night.READ MORE: Psychologist Facing Child Porn Counts Reaches Plea Deal
He was rushed to the hospital on Monday during a training session at the Big Tree Fire Company in Buffalo where he’d been living for the past two years.
His sister, Darneice Bivins, tells KDKA Jarrett had a stroke.READ MORE: Westmoreland County Historical Society Says It Was Banned From Facebook For Using Word 'Militia'
Jarrett was an organ donor. Several of his organs will help save the lives of patients across the country.
“His liver is going to a woman in Rochester, a mother of three. His heart is going to a linebacker in Washington, D.C. and his lungs – here’s the best part ever – they’re coming home to Pittsburgh,” Bivins told KDKA’s Kym Gable by telephone.MORE NEWS: Doctors Encourage Pittsburghers To Follow CDC Guidelines During Event-Filled Weekend
A full firefighter’s funeral is being planned for sometime early next week at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District. Hundreds of firefighters are expected to attend.