Melanie Coleman Wiki
Melanie Coleman was 20 years old and from Milford, Connecticut. She passed away after suffering a vital spinal injury and Coleman sustained two days earlier during practice. According to the source she was practicing on the bars when the accident occurred but lost her life at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Her death was confirmed by Southern Connecticut State University and President Joe Bertolino released a statement “Her coaches and professors describe Melanie as a special young woman, who excelled both in the classroom and in the gym,” and added, “Our deepest sympathies are extended to her family and friends on this tragic loss.”
According to Stuff.co.NZ, Tom Alberti, who coached Coleman and her two older sisters, both of whom are nurses, at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden, Connecticut, said the accident was “totally unexpected in its occurrence and its outcome. Melanie obtained a level 10 in the country’s Junior Gymnasts Programme. Being a level 10 is all you need to say about her abilities.”
Later, Tom said that Coleman’s death was accidental and she wasn’t at fault “She was a wonderful athlete who always pushed herself to put forth a 100 percent effort,” Alberti said. “She was just as wonderful a person.”
Melanie Coleman Career
She was an All-American college gymnast from Connecticut and was studying at Southern Connecticut State University. She graduated from Jonathan Law High School in Milford, where she was captain of the gymnastics team and named All-State.
GoFundme page has been set up by Anna Andrich and the page reads “Melanie Coleman, the best sister, daughter, cousin, friend and best friend, is fighting for her life. Melanie was in a tragic freak accident and is in critical care. Melanie and her family need your support.
Tom and Sue Coleman have raised five compassionate, kind, and tenacious children. If you have had the experience and pleasure of being a part of the Coleman clan, please return the kindness that Sue and Tom have so generously given throughout their lives. Please send your love, best wishes, and support to the family. At this time, please also respect the family’s privacy.
11/10/19: Melanie gained her angel wings tonight and was able to give life to others. Please continue to pray for the entire Coleman family as they experience this unfathomable loss.
***Thank you to all who have donated. The family is overwhelmed with your support. In an effort to continue sending support to the family, we have also set up a meal train to provide dinner in an organized manner to the family.”
Later, Anna the organizer updated that page and confirmed the death: “1/10/19: Melanie gained her angel wings tonight and was able to give life to others. Please continue to pray for the entire Coleman family as they experience this unfathomable loss. The support from this page and the meal train is graciously received by the family. Please continue to share these two pages within the community as the family grapples with the unconscionable realities of Melly’s passing.” Till now $48,631 raised of $10,000 goal.