Family and Doctors are Baffled by the Sudden and Unexplained Death of a 16-Year-Old Stamford High School Football Player
The unexpected death of a former Stamford High School football player has left the town in shock.
Djemayley Vernet, a former football player at Stamford High School in Connecticut, died last Saturday at the age of 16 after a sudden illness.
Doctors and his family were baffled by his sudden death, as he apparently had no health issues, according to News12.
“My heart is breaking as I announce that my brother, our brother Djemayley has passed away on Saturday,” Ashley Glaudin, Djemayley’s sister wrote on Facebook, “Djemayley was a kind, funny, and intelligent young man.”
“I have no words, there is no valid explanation, but God has a reason. God has a plan and we must not lose faith in him. I love you Djemayley it was too soon we needed you. We needed our Jeremiah of this generation. It doesn’t make sense but I know you are with God I know you are in a better place,” she added.
“It’s tragic and it kills me to even think about it,” said Vernet’s cousin Noldylens Metayer.
According to Djemayley’s family, the 16-year-old began having seizures all of a sudden on Wednesday of last week.
“He was coughing up blood, and then they called the ambulance and on the way to the hospital he had two more seizures so then they put him in a coma to see what was going on,” Metayer told News12.
He was rushed to Stanford Hospital and was put into a medically induced coma “until the doctors could figure out why the seizures persisted and caused his troubled breathing.”
On Saturday morning, he passed away. His family and doctors are still trying to determine what happened to him.
“Djemayley was a healthy 16-year-old boy who came to church every Sunday and had no medical history of any sort, so our family was shook to our core,” an entry to a fundraising page for Djemayley reads.
“People have had seizures but in his case the doctors could not find a reason for what was going on. They had no answers for the abrupt illness that overtook his body.
“After hours of waiting for results from a CAT Scan, doctors told us the test came back inconclusive. From here they had to fly our brother to Yale New Haven Hospital to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
“There, they ran tests and found everything inconclusive so why is our brother still in this coma? Why were the doctors telling us they can’t wake him yet?
“After intensive prayers and after God made his way the doctors took him out of the coma and he was awake! He was talking, walking, and doing things he could do before the event. Visits to his bedside ended in laughter and joy. “They put me to sleep” he said with a grin. We joked around with him and offered to bring in his PlayStation so he could, “get back on the sticks” and play with his closest friends. We, along with the medical staff, were joyous and hopeful.
“Unfortunately on the morning of August 6th, 2022, we lost the battle. Our earth stopped and our hearts shattered. He was 16, he was healthy, we could not understand. His heart stopped with no explanation and no warning. He didn’t have nearly enough time to experience life,” the post added.
As of the time of this writing, the GoFundMe page organized by the Church of God by Faith Youth has raised $7,035.
In the last three weeks, The Gateway Pundit reported some of the eight US students that have died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Braden Fahey, 12, Football – Braden Fahey, a middle schooler and young football player, had to be rushed to Stanford hospital on Friday evening at 7:25 after experiencing a medical emergency during a football practice.
Djemayley Vernet, 16 – Football
Phillip Laster Jr., 17, Football – A high school student in Mississippi died after he collapsed on the field during football practice on Monday. Laster’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to rule a cause of death.
Cesar Vasquez, 18, Football – Cesar Vasquez died in his sleep. “His mom went in to wake him up and he was gone.” An autopsy is being performed to find out the cause of death. Vazquez had no prior health problem
Aaron Crawford, 18, Football – 18-year-old Aaron “Mick” Crawford returned home exhausted after assisting flood victims with debris and mud cleanup and complained that his arms felt heavy. Mick passed away on August 5 due to cardiac arrest, four days after he first started feeling sick due to an unforeseen medical condition.
Avery Gilbert, Freshman, Football – fellow teammate found Avery Gilbert collapsed and not breathing in a dorm entryway. He died at the hospital. It was just his third day on campus. School officials say Gilbert had an apparent pre-existing medical condition that was triggered by an allergen. At this point, the Lake County Coroner has not yet officially determined the cause of death.
Derek Gray, 20, Basketball – According to Pat Miller, the coach of the men’s basketball team at UW-Whitewater for 30 years, the cause of his death was cardiac-related.
Mason Fisher, 27, Bike Race – Three-time participant Mason Fisher, age 27 of Upper Arlington, collapsed 2.9 miles before the Pelotonia finish then he passed away due to a heart-related medical issue.