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"I think that’s why it’s so hard right now," he said, "because everyone thought he was going to make it."
Adam was the first Juan Diego student to die since the school opened 13 years ago.
Mass for Adam Colosimo
» A viewing for Adam Colosimo is Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on the Juan Diego campus, 300 East and 11800 South in Draper.
» A funeral Mass is Saturday at 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
» Visit the Colosimo family blog at adamcolosimo.squarespace.com.
"We’ve had to bury alumni, we’ve had to bury staff people, parents who have died of cancer," Dumas said. "This is the first time we’ve had to bury a student."
Carpenter said the officers who responded June 30 were devastated by news of Adam’s death. They also believed his condition was improving.
"We received an email from one of Adam’s cousins saying, ‘You guys saved his life,’" Carpenter said. "They wanted to hold an assembly at the school to present an award to the officers."
On Wednesday, Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City flew its flag at half-staff in honor of Adam.
At Juan Diego, the halls were nearly empty, but for a table covered in teal and royal blue cloth, the school’s colors. On the table, there were two photos of Adam matted in gray. In one, he wore a shirt and tie and smiled big. In the other, he wore a football jersey, No. 2, and a tough grin.
A basket already overflowed with cards. An easel was a pin board for photos and notes.
More pictures: Adam Colosimo with a basketball, with a date, with a smile.
A yearbook was turned to the class of 2014, the page marked by a Juan Diego sticky note, and Adam smiled from there, too: six rows down, three faces in, the first of three Colosimos in the class.
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