A healthy eight-year-old girl died of a stroke after losing consciousness and collapsing into her teacher’s arms. Elmira Bondarenko passed away after medics desperately tried for two-hours to save her life in her classroom in Brailov, central Ukraine. The incident occurred last week after the girl was dropped off at school by her father Sergey Kupchishin, reports The Sun. As per reports, the girl began feeling ill during a break just before she fell into her teacher’s arms. Speaking to the local media, a devastated Kupchisin, said: “She was fine and happy on our way to school that morning. Then, a few hours later, her teacher called and said she had got sick.” Teachers say the girl was complaining about acute headache moments before she lost consciousness. Olena Ivasenko, the school’s principal, said: “The girl walked out of the classroom when she felt a strong sudden headache and complained about it. Minutes later, the child began to lose consciousness and her teacher managed to catch her in the arms.”
Teachers called an ambulance to get quick medical support for the child while the school nurse performed CPR on her till the emergency services arrived. Her father, meanwhile, took time to make it to her school, and when he arrived paramedics were already working on her. Recalling the incident, Kupchishin said: “I ran to school and saw my girl lying motionless on a table with paramedics trying to resuscitate her. I rushed to her. Tried to help.” The dad watched the medic battle for the next two hours in a bid to save the little girl. However, her heart wouldn’t restart and she remained unresponsive even though the medics performed CPR, gave her an adrenaline injection, and used a defibrillator.
How are heartbreaking for the parent & how traumatic for the teacher & staff trying to get her heart started it such a shame the medical team couldn’t get her back what waste for a young child life so sad— E Middleton (@EMiddleton12) October 21, 2020
The girl’s death comes as a shock to her relatives as they believed she was perfectly healthy and had never heard her complain about headaches. Even the family doctor stated that the girl underwent regular medical checkups every year and that she didn’t have any health issues whatsoever. A post mortem examination later revealed that Bondarenko died of a stroke which was caused by a blood clot in her brain. Olena Bondarenko, the local health authority spokeswoman, said: “The girl suffered from cerebral venous thrombosis but medics did not identify the disease in time. In this case, the ischemic stroke could be triggered by a virus infection, stress, or physical exercises.”
In a similar incident, Kaitlyn Yozviak, from Georgia, died on August 26 due to a cardiac arrest with severe anemia being a secondary cause. Her parents, Mary Katherine Horton and Joey Yozviak have been charged with her murder, reports, WMAZ-TV. During a hearing, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Ryan Hilton testified that the pre-teen had the “most severe” lice infestation that the GBI office had ever seen at the time of her death, before stating that it may have possibly lasted for at least three years. During the testimony, Hilton also pointed out that repeated bites from the lice lowered her blood iron levels which likely caused the anemia, triggering the cardiac arrest. Judge Brenda Trammell of the Wilkinson County Superior Court confirmed that the evidence in front of her was enough to slap second-degree murder charges against the girl’s parents and that the trial would go in front of a grand jury. The incident has pushed the Georgia Division of Family and Child Service into action, with documents showing that the girl’s two brothers have since been removed from the Yozviak household after it was deemed unlivable.