When Konrad was in town during the off season, he would frequently make the trip from San Juan Capistrano to San Diego to visit Kimi.
She was battling for her life with a rare form of cancer. Kimi would paint his nails and face, would sing karaoke songs and play games with him.
Knowing that Konrad would most surely stop for a bite to eat on the drive home, which he always did, she requested that he “take a picture with your mom when you get home, so I know that you left it on the whole time, even in the restaurant.” Upon returning home, he would take the picture, send it to Kimi and then removed the polish. He called her his inspiration, she called him her best friend.
After his games Konrad was usually the last player returning to the locker room. He would stay out until all of the kids requesting autographs and photos with him were accommodated.
Konrad was pronounced brain dead on 12/12/2016. They kept him alive so that his final gift could be completed on 12/16/2016. This was the day of the organ transplants. He saved or greatly improved the lives of up to 75 people with his organ and tissue transplants. His funeral on 12/23/2016, occurred with a well beyond capacity crowd, many congregating outside.
People came from all over the country
Shortly after Konrad passed, the Baltimore Ravens had a tribute to Konrad at their next home
Beam of Light-
A week after Konrad’s funeral his mother was sitting in their home reflecting and asking Konrad for some sign that he was with us. At the same moment his father received a text with a photo from his good friend that was at the cemetery visiting Konrad during the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. A beam of light was shining directly on Konrad’s gravesite. A true sign that