My 12 year old DD saw the death of her Peer Group Leader at school yesterday. I cannot believe that she was a healthy 17 year old, walking with her friends, and laughing. Then just collapsed and died. We don't know what caused it yet, but it sounds like an aneurism or something.
Imagine sending your child to school, and getting a phone call hours later to say that they have died. She wasn't even sick enough to take a day off school.
My DD and her friend both witnessed the death, and it will stay with them forever.
Does anyone have any hints on dealing with this? DD is devastated. And terrified that it will happen to her.