530-MC-11-year-old dies from heart attack

530-MC-11-year-old dies from heart attack

August 18, 2019 3 By Bertrand Dibbert


GOOD EVENING, WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A TRAGIC STORY. A COMMUITY IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY IS IN MOURNING AFTER AN 11-YEAR OLD DIED…FROM A HEART ATTACK..EARLIER THIS WEEK.. NOW STUDENTS AT BAKER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ARE NOT ONLY REMEMBERING WHITNEY… BUT ALSO STEPPING UP TO HELP HER FAMILY LAY HER TO REST. W-K-Y-T’S MICHELE CHAMBERLAND IS IN CLARK COUNTY WITH OUR TOP STORY AT 5-30. “IT WAS, IT WAS DEVASTATING.” STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF THE SCHOOL RECEIVED TRAGIC NEWS YESTERDAY; NEWS THAT ONE STUDENT HAD SUDDENLY DIED. “THIS IS A VERY SAD SITUATION THIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL.” 5TH GRADER WHITNEYJACKSON WENT HOME FROM SCHOOL WEDNESDAY AND TOLD HER FAMILY SHE WASN’T FEELING WELL. SHE HAD ARM PAIN, BECAME DIZZY, WHEN IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THEN PASSED OUT. LATER, IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM, DOCTORS TRIED FOR OVER AN HOUR TO SAVE WHITNEY. SADLY, THE CLARK COUNTY CORONER PRONOUNCED THE 11-YEAR-OLD DEAD OF A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. WHAT HE SAYS WAS CAUSED BY SEVERE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE. SOT ROBERT GAYHEART/CLARK COUNTY CORONER “I’VE DONE THIS FOR A LONG TIME AND I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN A CASE QUITE LIKE THIS AT AGE 11. I’VE SEEN IT IN ELDERLY PATIENTS, BUT NOT IN A YOUNG CHILD LIKE THIS.” GAYHEART SAYS IT APPEARS WHITNEY HAD A GENETIC DISEASE THAT CAUSED 100 PERCENT BLOCKAGE IN THREE OF HER ARTERIES. JOSH MOUNTS/BAKER INTERMEDIATE PRINCIPAL”IT’S A PUNCH TO THE GUT. I MEAN, YOU DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING LIKE THIS. YOU SEE THEM ONE DAY AND THEY’RE GONE THE NEXT. YOU COME IN YOU SEE THEIR DESK YOU SEE WHERE THEY SAT. IT’S JUST A DIFFICULT SITUATION.” WHITNEY’S LOCKER HAS BEEN CLEARED…HER BELONGINGS, SCHOOL WORK AND ART TO BE GIVEN TO HER FAMILY. THE SWEET GIRL’S FAMILY IS ON THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THOSE AT BAKER INTERMEDIATE. EVERYONE WANTS TO HONOR WHITNEY AND HELP HER FAMILY HOWEVER THEY CAN… “THIS WHOLE SCHOOL IS A FAMILY ORIENTED SCHOOL.” MC: HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AT WHITNEY’S SCHOOL ALL WORE HATS TODAY. ALL IN HOPES TO RAISE MONEY FOR WHITNEY’S FAMILY. JOSH MOUNTS/BAKER INTERMEDIATE PRINCIPAL “WE ARE WELL OVER $1000…PEOPLE WERE SENDING IN QUARTERS, DIMES, NICKELS…I MEAN IT’S BEEN AN OUTPOURING OF COMFORT AND SUPPORT.” IN CLARK CO. MC WKYT THE MONEY RAISED AT THE SCHOOL WILL HELP WITH WHITNEYS FUNERAL AND BURIAL COSTS. THERE’S ALSO A GOFUNDME PAGE SET UP TO HELP WHITNEY’S FAMILY. IN JUST ONE DAY THAT PAGE HAS RAISED MORE THAN FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ONE DAY.