Edy Lopez Obituary, Cause Of Death – The game that took place in Dallas, Texas, In 2013, he was victorious at the B Wheelchair Tennis Singles Championship held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and went on to compete in the B Finals of the United States Tennis Association in Queens, New York. In addition, Lopez was a member of the New York Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, who won the National Championship for the first time in 2014.
Edwin “Edy” Lopez of Amityville, New York passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the age of 61 from stage four esophageal cancer and chronic myeloid leukemia at the VA Medical Center in Northport, New York. Lopez played in the NWBA for more than 30 years, winning the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference (EWBC) Championships (EWBC) 15 times as a 14-time All Star and earning 11 EWBC MVP awards.
Lopez was born in the Bronx in 1961, and he received his education and certification in Automotive Body and Paint while attending school in Puerto Rico. After receiving his diploma, he enlisted in the Navy and eventually became an Aviation Electronics Technician aboard the USS Independence. Due to an injury that required the amputation of his left leg, he was given an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1981 and subsequently departed the service.
EPVA He was employed at the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Organization in East Elmhurst, Queens. This organization is now known as the United Spinal Association. It was then that he began playing wheelchair basketball with the Bulova Watchmakers under the guidance of Al Youakim, a pioneer in the field of adaptive sports. In 1992, he served as a reserve for the United States of America Wheelchair Basketball Team.
Later on, Lopez was a member of the 1 Puerto Rico National Team. He also took part in the inaugural National Basketball Association/National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NBA/NWBA) All Star game, which was held in New York in 1998. Lopez went on to play in seven NBA/NWBA Hamre All-Star games during his career.