Christopher Bryski, then a Rutgers junior, was injured in 2004 in a recreational accident. After two years in a vegetative state, Bryski died with about $50,000 in student loan debt. His father had co-signed for those loans.
Bryski’s father came out of retirement to meet the monthly payments while the family campaigned for KeyBank to forgive the loans. But for years, the family’s pleas to KeyBank went unanswered. It wasn’t until more than 75,000 people signed the Change.org petition this month deriding KeyBank’s “ghoulish” practices that the bank eliminated the remaining debts.
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