At the hospital Hiroyo first heard the good news. "I was told she did know we won the game," said Ching.
Then came the bad news. Her condition worsened from her brain hemorrhage and she went into a coma for two days.
Then Tuesday, just after noon, she died.
Through it all, friends and teammates have been there for Leo and his family. They've even be able to return the favor for the teenager, giving him a much needed break from all his personal heartbreak and they have also given him a reason to smile again.
"When he is with these boys, he's smiling and laughing and remembering the kicks and goals and the trips on the field. It all keeps his mind away from it, for a little bit," said Ching.
Leo's championship effort should help him get into a college, but soccer scholarships may not be enough. Going to college was something Hiroyo pushed very hard for, but Leo's father Paul, who is permanently disabled, said now those plans are up in the air.
A trust fund is being set up to help Leo achieve another of his dreams, going to college. Donations can be made at any Bank of Hawaii to the Leo Klink Fund.