On Sunday, March 5, 2023, my beautiful niece, Keianna, was warming up for a cheer competition in Raleigh, NC. She was coming down from a stunt when her teammates noticed she was acting “weird.” They got her safely to the ground when her coach noticed her muscles were flexing and her eyes were rolled back in her head. Keianna was having a seizure and was not breathing. A nearby coach and RN checked for a pulse, and when there was none, she immediately started CPR. My sister, Andrea, got to her side and took over CPR, administering about 3 rounds before placing an AED and giving her 1 shock. She started breathing but was still unresponsive. CPR continued until paramedics arrived where she was rushed to the hospital, still unresponsive. While at the hospital, Keianna had 3 more seizures and coded once again, so the decision was made to intubate her. At the time of this post, she is still in a medically induced coma in the ICU but is stable. We are unsure exactly what caused this incident, and can only speculate that her heart went into arrhythmia from a combination of dehydration, too much caffeine from an energy drink, and exercise. Please consider donating to Keianna’s fund as she continues to fight. Money from your donations will go toward the extensive medical bills the Joe family will face, as well as other costs related to treatment and follow-up. If you cannot donate, please send her a positive message letting her know there is an army of people out there praying for her recovery. Thank you for keeping my niece in your thoughts.
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