Remembering Ryan Diviney

It is with sadness tonight that we report the passing of Ryan Diviney. 

Ryan is the son of of Sue Diviney, the Vice President of Finance at FOX 5.

Ryan was a sophomore at West Virginia University in 2009, when he was brutally attacked.

The assault left him in a "vegetative state" for the past decade. His family did everything they could to keep his body rehabbed in hopes that one day modern medicine could help improve his life.

Ryan died Saturday night.  His father, Ken Diviney performed CPR on Ryan, waiting for emergency crews to arrive.  

Ryan was a standout athlete and a great baseball player.  

In May, FOX 5 reported on a ceremony held at Broad Run High School in Ryan's honor.

The school retired his jersey and dedicated a plaque that was placed behind home plate... on a field he loved to compete.

A documentary was produced on what happened to Ryan and his family's determination to keep him alive and rehabilitated. The documentary is called, "Storming."

Ryan is survived by his mom, our colleague, Sue Diviney, as well as his dad, Ken, and his younger sister, Kari.

Ryan is donating all of his organs and tissues.

Our thoughts go out to Sue Diviney and her entire family in this very difficult time.