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Heartbroken family reveal Kentucky cheerleader, 13, died from STREP infection Daily Mail Online

Heartbroken family reveal Kentucky cheerleader, 13, died from STREP infection   Daily Mail Online


Heartbroken family reveal Kentucky cheerleader, 13, died from STREP infection Daily Mail Online By and Published: 20:52 BST, 27 April 2019 | Updated: 23:26 BST, 27 April 2019 Autopsy results have revealed that the Kentucky teen who suddenly fell ill and died in February was killed by a strep infection.  The family of Lilliana Schalck, 13, revealed the devastating cause of death on Friday, in the hopes that going public might help prevent a similar outcome for someone else. Schalck was ten minutes away from performing at a cheerleading competition in Ohio on February  23, when she began complaining of weakness and tingling in her feet. Just two hours later, the eighth grader from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital.   In a statement shared with , her family wrote: An underlying Strep infection overwhelmed her immune system with little or no warning, and catastrophic results. We wouldnt wish this nightmare on anyone.  Two months after her death, an autopsy has revealed Lilliana Schalk was killed by a serious  strep infection  An autopsy report showed Lilliana had a widespread infection due to group A Streptococcus GAS . GAS is the same bacteria that, in minor cases, can causes strep throat. However, Schalcks case was was much more severe.  Despite now knowing what killed the beloved teen, Schalks family say the answers have not lessened their pain.  We are forever heartbroken and appreciate the respect we have been given so far, and ask that to continue as we focus on her life and legacy, as well as our life without her — however unwelcome it is. Sschalk was a happy and healthy eighth grader in Fort Thomas before the strep infection suddenly took her life Schalks devastated father spoke st ABC and wondered whether there was anything he could have done to prevent her passing Shortly after Schalks death, her confused father Dan told ABC  that he was just kept going over the sequence of events of the whole day… trying  to see if there was something that I missed,.   He sad his first thought was that his daughter was dehydrated, so he took her aside and gave her some fluids, but she was getting weaker and not acting like her normal self.  Medics at the cheerleading venue rushed the girl to the emergency room at the childrens hospital, where she died shortly after.  Lilliana, who dreamed of cheerleading on the college level and eventually becoming an elementary school teacher, was laid to rest in her blue school uniform last month.  Schalk was set to compete in a cheerleading competition when the strep infection took hold  The beloved student athlete was an eighth grader at a Fort Thomas school in Kentucky By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our . Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday Metro Media Group

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