Hundreds of family members and friends turned out Friday evening to honor 17-year-old Ryan Robinson. The Jessamine County teen died Tuesday of complications related to a staph infection.
Friday's visitation and memorial was held at The Legacy Center in Nicholasville. It was a time for friends and family to celebrate Robinson's life. Artifacts and memories including hunting apparel and his soccer uniforms and trophies were on display.
Robinson's passion was soccer. His parents, Patti and Michael Brown said that he played for three different soccer clubs. His passion allowed him to travel abroad. He was even being eyed by college scouts.
Robinson went to UK hospital over the weekend after reporting that he wasn't feeling well. It was discovered that he contracted methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). He died on Tuesday from complications of the infection. His parents said that doctors informed them that Ryan's immune system was likely more susceptible since he had the flu recently. They are now encouraging parents to have their kids vaccinated for the flu every year.
Robinson's funeral will take place Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Southland Christian Church on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington.