An eighth student from Milton Hershey School in Dauphin County died after a sudden cardiac arrest and became the second student in the Harrisburg area to die from the syndrome within two weeks. Daron Lewis Godbee, 13, was affected at school after his obituary. He was born in the Hershey area and involved in activities such as cross country, track, swimming, band and choir.
"We are devastated by the death of a beloved member of the Milton Hershey School community," the school said.
The school said its family donated its organs to the Gift of Life program, which must be given to one or more organ transplants.
"Daron's kindly and giving Spirit will live through the lives of others … He is deeply missed by friends, teachers, house parents, coaches and all who knew him," the school said. Milton Hershey, a boarding school for underprivileged children, has about 2,1
Jonathan Kuhn, 16, a student and basketball player at Big Spring High School, died a few days after he died. Sudden cardiac arrest on February 28.
A sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. There are approximately 360,000 people in the United States every year, of whom about ninety percent die, according to the American Heart Association.
The association estimates that approximately 7,000 persons 18 years or younger will experience a sudden cardiac arrest. Only about 11 percent survive.
It is often caused by previously unknown heart problems. People often show no symptoms before they become infected. In many cases, such complaints can only be detected by an electrocardiogram, which is not included in normal examinations and physical examinations for adolescents. However, heart problems in relatives are known as a risk factor.
Such deaths in previously healthy children, often athletes, are particularly heartbreaking and are often mentioned in the press.
Although it is a Public Health Issue Investigative and preventive efforts are considered by medical experts to be rare, and they are not among the leading causes of death among adolescents.
Private organizations often raise money, promote and provide electrocardiograms for adolescents.
In the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five killers for children aged five to 14 are accidents, cancer, and suicide.
Milton Hershey said he offers psychological counseling and counseling to students and staff. On Sunday there will be a memorial service in the school. Godbee's family said instead of sending flowers, people should go to a popular charity or to Cocoa Packs Inc., P.O. Box 613, Hershey, PA, 17033.