It’s Cardiac Risk in the Young Awareness Week so I’m reblogging this post about lovely Arabella Campbell and how screening can prevent more deaths like hers
CAPTION: Arabella (pictured bottom) and Holly playing volleyball just weeks before Arabella’s death in May 2013
A year ago next week my 16-year-old daughter Holly’s beautiful, funny, clever,kind, best friend Arabella died. Her mum Clare found her in her bedroom with her GCSE revision books around her. She’d had a normal quiet Sunday with her cousins and grandmother and gone upstairs to study for the following day’s exams and her heart had simply stopped
Arabella was bright, exuberant, hilarious, athletic and the picture of a good health with boundless energy and had not been ill. She had suffered a sudden cardiac death – completely out of the blue and without any warning.
To say she has left a massive hole in all our lives is an understatement – it is a vast gaping chasm and we mourn her every day and the wonderful fun-packed life she should be still living…
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