WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - At just 15-years-old, a local student-athlete is in need of a miracle.
"Very energetic, very athletic, but more importantly to us, very respectful of others," said the teen's father Ron Stratman.
The 15-year-old could be considered a triple threat, not just because he's a triplet, but also because he's gifted at football, basketball, and lacrosse.
"He's blossomed, and his speed and agility has made him, I think, a good contender," said his mother Julie Stratman.
His proud parents were stunned and shocked when his health took a terrible turn Saturday. He had just played a Lakota West alumni lacrosse game when he developed a severe headache. While an ambulance was on the way, he collapsed and was ultimately rushed to the hospital.
His mother said he has been unconscious since then.
The doctors at Cincinnati Children's are working around the clock to treat him. Right now, Matt Stratman's family says he's in a coma and is on life support.
"It's a shock. We're still trying to digest and process this," said his father.
To learn more about Matt's disorder, visit the American Stroke Association's website.