A high school student has died after suffering a «medical emergency» during her football game at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas.
Ashari Hughes, 16, collapsed after going to the bench on Thursday after experiencing chest problems.
A nurse gave him CPR in the stands. She also used a defibrillator to get her heartbeat back, but she died on arrival at the hospital.
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Hughes’s father told him fox 5 vegas that she had a heart problem and had been seeing a cardiologist but was cleared to play.
«Ashari was 16 years old and was playing the game he loves, soccer. Little did we know this would be his last game of sophomore year,» the Hughes family said in a GoFundMe Page. «She was passionate, loving and determined. She loved music, dancing and bringing together all the people she loved. She called soccer the true love of her life! She loved so much and was loved by so many. She will be missed by all «. of us. Hold #7 up for her! It was her first soccer number of hers and she always wanted to represent it well!»
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“When tragedy strikes, it affects not only that school but the entire Clark County School District family, and we grieve with the students, staff and families affected by this loss,” said CCSD Superintendent, the Dr. Jesús Jara, in a statement.
Thursday’s game would be Hughes’s last until his heart problems subsided, the family said. He had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for Friday.
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The cause of death is still unknown.