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Former TCNJ Swimmer Dies

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Michael Heaney, graduate and swimmer at TCNJ, who was tragically paralyzed after being hit by a car in 2012, passed away on November 8th.

Earlier in this year, there was an event held in Belmar called “1500 Meters for Mike” to help his family with the increasing medical bills. Not only did the TCNJ community show up, but more than one thousand people showed up to help raise money.

Brian Bishop, Heaney’s swim coach at TCNJ, frequently reminds his swimmers to never taken anything for granted.

“Take advantage of the opportunities you're given,” Bishop says. “You know, it’s a tough lesson to learn, but someone in our own family, their life was changed instantly.”

Funeral services for Michael Heaney were held on Wednesday.

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