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Coffeyville coach who survived lung transplant dies of COVID complications

(AP) A southeast Kansas football coach who survived and even resumed coaching following a double-lung transplant three years ago has died of COVID-19 complications. The Wichita Eagle reports that 50-year-old Aaron Flores, of Coffeyville, died last week following a battle with the virus. Flores was the student affairs director at Coffeyville Community College. He had also been the head football coach of the school’s Red Ravens football team until a progressive lung disease required him to undergo the lung transplant in 2018. He and three other members of his immediate family were diagnosed with the virus in mid-December, and Flores was flown to the Omaha, Nebraska, hospital where he had received the transplant to be treated. He died there Friday.

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