Butler assistant loses six-month old son to genetic disease

There is some very heart-breaking news in to report in the college basketball world and it once again has struck the Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball program.

One month after former player Andrew Smith passed away, Butler assistant Emerson Kampen lost his six-month-old son, Emerson Kampen IV, to the genetic disease known as Leigh’s Disease.

Kampen’s son passed away earlier this week, with the news being shared with the public on Tuesday night.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the Kampen family and Butler program.

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