Shane del Rosario’s family to donate his organs and set up foundation for disadvantaged children in his name

Esther Lin for Strikeforce

Shane del Rosario's family will make sure his legacy lives on as they have announced plans to create a foundation in his name to help disadvantaged children, something that was very dear to Shane's heart.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Shane del Rosario died late Sunday night (Dec. 8, 2013) at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., following complications from cardiac arrest suffered in his home on Tuesday morning (Nov. 26, 2013).

As time progressed, "No Limits" showed no signs of improvement as his health took a turn for the worse on Thursday (Nov. 28, 2013) after the former Strikeforce contender displayed no sign of brain activity.

After he was taken off life support on Friday morning (Nov. 29, 2013), Shane managed to hold on for 10 more days, showing his true warrior spirit before passing late Sunday night.

Known for being a kind soul who was always looking for ways to give back, Del Rosario's family want to keep his memory and spirit alive as they intend to donate Shane's organs, something he wished for in an effort to save the lives of others.

Furthermore, the family plans to set up the Shane Del Rosario Long QT Foundation for disadvantaged children. Long QT Syndrome, a genetic anomaly that can cause life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities or sudden death, is believed to have contributed to Shane's death.

From the press release (via Bleacher Report):

Shane lived up to his Hawaiian name, Kalani, Royal Warrior. He was a warrior and protector of his family, friends, and anyone that needed help. Now he is a Heavenly warrior and will continue his good works on a higher plane. Shane is now an Aumakua and will watch over us forever. Shane leaves a legacy of giving to others. In that spirit it was Shane's wish to donate his organs in hope of saving the precious lives of others. The family is also exploring establishing a scholarship fund for disadvantaged children and setting up a foundation, the Shane Del Rosario Long QT Foundation. Long QT Syndrome is the genetic anomaly that may have contributed to his passing.

Del Rosario amassed an impressive 11-0 mixed martial arts (MMA) record before making his Octagon debut in 2012.

And though he lost his first two fights inside the Octagon against Pat Barry and Stipe Miocic, Shane was scheduled to compete at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, 2013 against Guto Inocente in an effort to right his ship. A rib injury, however, forced him out of the event.

Shane was just 30 years old.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker