An 11-year-old woman who survived the Texas college bloodbath has been hospitalized after almost struggling a coronary heart assault whereas visiting a memorial for her finest buddy – who had protected her from bullies.
“I believe it’s simply from a damaged coronary heart that we have to work on therapeutic,” Illiana Treviño’s mother Jessica informed Folks journal.
“All the things simply broke her in half, and she or he feels the concern of being bullied once more.”
The fourth-grader’s coronary heart price spiked final week when she went to put flowers and a teddy bear on the memorial for Amerie Jo Garza, 10, her finest buddy and certainly one of 19 kids and two academics slaughtered at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde.
Illiana had no earlier cardiac points, her mother informed the magazine, however docs stated she had been near struggling a coronary heart assault. She stays hospitalized in San Antonio greater than per week after the scare.
A GoFundMe web page has been arrange for IIliana’s medical bills.
“Her physique was principally reacting to the shock,” Illiana’s mom stated.Fb / Jessica Luna
Throughout deranged gunman Salvador Ramos’ rampage on Could 24, Amerie was shot whereas making an attempt to name 911 on her telephone, the sufferer’s grandmother Berlinda Arreola has stated.
Illiana wailed in despair when she noticed her buddy’s face on TV as one of many many lifeless victims.
“I informed her, ‘I’m sorry, child. There’s just a few ugly folks on the planet,’” her mother informed Folks.
A photograph memorial for Amerie Jo Garza.AFP through Getty Photos
The woman’s coronary heart started racing throughout her go to to the memorial on June 2 so Jessica took her to the native hospital.
“The hospital informed me, ‘Your daughter’s going into cardiac arrest.’ And I stated, ‘What?’” she informed the information outlet. “Her coronary heart [rate] skyrocketed as a result of she couldn’t take the trauma … all of the trauma and ache from it.”
Illiana was transferred to the hospital in San Antonio, the place she is exhibiting indicators of post-traumatic stress dysfunction, based on the report.
“Her physique was principally shutting down utterly. It couldn’t take it. Her physique was principally reacting to the shock,” the mom stated.
A GoFundMe web page says that “Amerie would defend Illiana from bullies and at all times got here to her support … The remedy that she’s been given isn’t working.
IIliana has been hospitalized for over per week, as physician’s fear about her going into cardiac arrest.Fb / Jessica Luna
“The Medical doctors greatest fear is that she would possibly go into cardiac arrest. We’re barely seeing the ripples unwanted side effects of what this tragic incident has dropped at this neighborhood.”
Greater than $25,000 has been raised as on Friday morning.
“Amerie made her really feel protected and made her really feel OK to go to high school,” Jessica informed Folks.
“Amerie’s mother and father did a tremendous job elevating such a ravishing little love. It’s so unhappy how issues work out in life, as a result of it’s not truthful. It actually isn’t truthful that any of those kids misplaced their lives, however it simply actually breaks me extra as a result of I understand how a lot this youngster did for my youngster,” she added.
Information about Illiana’s heartbreak comes after Joe Garcia suffered a deadly coronary heart assault after he went to put flowers on the memorial to his slain spouse of 24 years, Irma Garcia.
The household stated it was introduced on by the grief of his loss.