A high school senior named Jordan Brister recently passed away after collapsing at school, Amplus Academy in Las Vegas. Amplus Academy, writing about Brister’s tragic passing on Facebook, said:
It is with deep sadness and sympathy that we announce the passing of one of our Senior High School students, Jordan Brister.
The Amplus community sends our love and condolences to the Brister family as well as to all of Jordan’s family, friends and acquaintances.
Those that would like to support the family financially can do so by using the Go Fund Me that has been set up on Jordan’s behalf. Link in our Instagram profile or on Facebook.
The GoFundMe link shared by the school added more details about Jordan, his life plans, and what the GoFundMe is raising funds for, saying:
The Brister family has suffered a tremendous loss, a loss none of them were prepared for. Jordan Tyler Brister suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why. Jordan was a senior in high school who planned to join the military after graduating. Words cannot express what the Brister family is going through and there will never be enough answers as to why this has happened. He was an amazing kid who loved life to the fullest.
We would like to raise money to help the Brister family pay for his final farewell during this very painful time. Any donation you can make to the GoFundMe link below will be given to the Brister family for Jordan’s services and anything else they may need at this time. With the many challenges they are facing, let us come together and support them.
The GoFundMe also, somewhat surprisingly for a school, requested prayers for Jordan and his family, saying:
Please keep the Brister family in your prayers.
Thank you for your support
KVVU, reporting on what Jordan’s family had to say about him and noting that he wasn’t the only Las Vegas-area high school student to have “died suddenly” recently, noted that:
Savanna Brister, Jordan Brister’s mother, told KVVU that he was a “selfless, respectful, Southern gentleman who was kind to everyone.”
“He was witty and charming,” she said. “He wanted to join the military to become a pararescue jumper to save others. In the end, he saved others through the donation of his organs, so his dream was somewhat fulfilled. He was a wise, older brother who cared deeply for his brother and sister. Jordan was truly everything you could ask for and more. He had a heart of gold.”
The death of Jordan Brister comes shortly after the death of another Las Vegas student, a 16-year-old girl, who died after she suffered a medical emergency in a flag football game.
Jordan’s death comes alongside the death of a young, healthy cadet and football player at the Air Force Academy, as we recently reported, saying:
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.”
Image credit: Lacey Crowley, posted to GoFundMe
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