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Girl, 13, Dies From Flu Complications Just 4 Days Before Her Birthday

Girl, 13, Dies From Flu Complications Just 4 Days Before Her Birthday

Liliana “Lily” Clark was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with the flu, but that was just the beginning of a horrific battle.

A 13-year-old girl from Idaho died from flu complications on January 5th, reports People. On January 9th, she was supposed to turn 14. Liliana “Lily” Clark was "taken to urgent care on Dec. 27 with a sore throat and fever and was diagnosed with the flu. She was then sent home with Tamiflu meds directed by the doctor, but sadly that was just the beginning of a horrific battle." according to a GoFundMe page that's been set up and has raised over $11,000 in less than a week. Three days later, her parents had to rush her back to urgent care after her symptoms became increasingly worse — including her inability to breathe and having a green colored complexion. 

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"The urgent Care quickly called for ambulance transportation to Eirmc hospital after her oxygen level was at only 60%. At the hospital, oxygen masks were unsuccessful at helping her breathe so she was sedated and a tube was put down her throat instead and she was throwing up during this process. The hospital then figured out that Lily had pneumonia and MRSA," the GoFundMe page explained. 

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It had spread throughout her whole body. The doctors also found swelling in her brain that resulted in bleeding. Clark was at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls before she was transferred to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sadly, brain tests conducted showed no signs of activity and Clark never woke up. Clark died on Jan. 5 at 4:23 p.m., surrounded by her parents, Jennifer and Jose, and family.

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Their life has not been easy, as the GoFundMe page states. "Lily was an extremely beautiful bright and sweet young lady that had her whole life ahead of her! Her mother Jennifer and Dad Jose are hard workers with steady jobs. They recently had a baby girl totaling four children... Lily was almost 14 yrs old and was a straight-A student in middle school; she left behind a big sister name Tahlia, a little brother Arian and her newborn sister Alina, along with her parents, family, and friends who adored her."

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Lily's mother Jennifer went back to work as a massage therapist almost immediately after giving birth and she had to balance between work and mom duties. However, "with this heartbreaking and life-changing situation, Jennifer and Jose took time off work to be by Lily's side." They want to give Lily the best possible funeral and for that, they need more funds. If any of you wish to donate, you can click on the link here

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