Janet spent August 10th, 2006 at Day Camp Sunshine
having a wonderful time and enjoying a special hayride at the end day.
Grandpa picked her and Jimmy up early so they would have time to come
home and rest before going to football and cheerleading practice. Janet
had everything ready for practice for both her and Jimmy and was
skipping around the house telling her Mom that it was a miracle that her
ankle didnít hurt anymore. (She hadnít been running laps because her
We arrived at 5:50 p.m. and Janet helped Jimmy carry
his helmet and water out to the field. The girls cheering practice
started a little after 6:00 p.m. The coaches spent some time talking to
the girls and then they did light stretching and warm ups. The girls
then went to jog one lap around the field. Tonight, Janet decided to go
because her ankle felt better.
While jogging the lap, Janet told a friend she was
feeling tired and was going to lie down. Janet went unconscious and her
heart stopped beating. A pediatric trauma nurse onsite began
administering CPR. Her heart began beating again, but every time CPR was
stopped, her heartbeat would stop. While in the ambulance, we almost
lost Janet several times. CPR was done continuously en route to the
Janet was alive when we arrived at the hospital. She
stabilized and was alert. We spoke with her and told her how much we
love her and to fight and be strong. The doctors asked her questions and
she responded to all of them. A while later, we were told that she would
be OK. With this great news, everyone started to breathe an apprehensive
sigh of relief.
Shortly after, Janet went into cardiac arrest. The
doctors worked vigilantly to save her but could not. We do not know what
caused this to happen to Janet. She did not have any known medical or
heart problems. We hope and pray that the specialists will be
able to provide us with the answers.
Our hearts are forever broken.