Tragedy struck last Wednesday when a fit, healthy, young girl suddenly collapsed at school during the afternoon. Though rushed to the hospital and kept alive for some time, the ten-year-old girl, Rai-Lèyah Parveen Saddique, tragically passed away on Monday morning.
The Mirror, a UK paper, added more details about the young girl’s passing and memorial service, reporting that:
The fit and healthy 10-year-old from Wakefield was described as popular and well-known and was the eldest of three siblings. Her death left her family and friends shell-shocked at its suddenness.
Hundreds of people attended her funeral at the Jamia Masjid Swafia mosque which was followed by a burial service at Wakefield Cemetery on Sugar Lane.
One family member, writing about her and her passing on Facebook, said “Heartbreaking – she was a little beauty, little angel. May Allah swt give her the highest rank in Jannah we will miss u lots love u.”
The Mirror, reporting on some of the nice comments directed her way by well-wishers, said:
One well-wisher said: “Can’t even begin to imagine what they are going through.”
One man posted: “Heartbreaking and tragic news, she’s only a little older than our daughter and I can’t imagine the agony the parents must be feeling.”
One woman wrote: “Beautiful angel. Ameen.”
Young Rai isn’t the only young person to have “died suddenly” recently. A 25-year-old young woman died suddenly from a heart condition recently, as the BBC reported, saying:
She died from arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, the same heart condition that affected former England, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire cricketer James Taylor.
According to CRY, about 12 people under the age of 35 die a week in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions.
Her father is now attempting a solo row across the Atlantic to raise funds for medical screenings for young people, as the BBC also reported, saying:
The father of a 25-year-old who died suddenly in her sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition has begun a bid to row across the Atlantic.
Andrew Osborne, from Rutland, started his solo row of more than 3,000 miles (4,828km) on Sunday in Gran Canaria.
His 70-day row is aiming to support a charity that helped his family after his daughter Amy died in 2018.
Mr Osborne is seeking to raise £100,000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to provide free heart scans for under 35s.
There was also a young cadet at the Air Force Academy who was in shape (he was a cadet and football player, after all) yet “died suddenly” after collapsing while walking to class. Reporting about that on the American Tribune, we said:
A twenty-one-year-old football player at the United States Air Force Academy died suddenly while walking from his dorm room to class Monday morning, outlets are reporting this evening.
Hunter Brown was an offensive lineman from Louisiana who collapsed on campus whom emergency personnel could not revive following the sudden medical emergency.
USAF’s Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, said in a statement that Brown was both a “standout on the field” and a “well-respected” member of his squadron.
“Hunter was a standout offensive lineman on the Falcon football team and was well-respected in his squadron,” he said. “The entire U.S. Air Force Academy mourns his loss, and our hearts and condolences are with his family, his squadron, and all who were touched by this incredible young man.”
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