We have an update to a golf outing this weekend that honored a former Pekin Football Standout.
The charity event on Saturday honored the late Troy Edwards, a Pekin High School football star who also played for the Peoria Pirates Arena team.
We’ve now learned the annual fundraiser in his name set a record, bringing in $44,000 with all of the money going to the Pekin Junior Football League.
Edwards died after complications of a surgery in 2016, and an ongoing lawsuit names Pekin Hospital and Pekin ProHealth for alleged neglect.
His family’s attorney, Bruce Pfaff, shared the following statement:
“Troy underwent surgery on 4/5/16 at Pekin Hospital performed by a urologist, Dr. McQuitty. After surgery, internal bleeding developed. Troy died the next afternoon due to the internal bleeding, as determined by the Coroner’s physician. The lawsuit is pending against Dr. McQuitty’s employer, Pekin ProHealth, and Pekin Hospital, and it alleges that those corporations are legally responsible for the negligence that caused Troy’s death. Pekin ProHealth and Pekin Hospital deny that they negligently caused Troy’s death. The case is scheduled for jury trial in Tazewell County on 2/4/19.”