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Funeral arrangements set for West Jessamine student

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning for Jessamine County's Ryan Thomas Robinson, 17, who died Tuesday of a drug-resistant staph infection.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southland Christian Church, Building B.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Clark Legacy Center in Nicholasville's Brannon Crossing Center.

Contributions are suggested to the Ryan Robinson Memorial Fund, Town Square Bank, 150 South Main Street, Nicholasville, Ky., 40356, or to the West Jessamine High Soccer Boosters Club.

Ryan, a junior and a member of the West Jessamine soccer team, became ill after practice a week ago. He was taken to the emergency room last Saturday, then transferred to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and an infection involving the drug-resistant form of Staphylococcus aureus bacterium, commonly known as MRSA.

He died at the hospital Tuesday morning after machines keeping him alive were turned off.