“Her daddy obtained to heaven simply earlier than she did, similar to he obtained to the end line first in each Mario Kart sport they ever performed collectively.”
HINCKLEY, Ohio — Editor’s Word: The above video aired on February 5, 2021
An Akron household is grieving after the lack of two relations following a sledding accident in Hinckley final weekend. The dying of 14-year-old Eirelyn Zuercher from accidents sustained whereas sledding got here simply days after her father died of a coronary heart assault whereas accompanying his daughter to MetroHealth in Cleveland.
In keeping with a Fb put up from Eirelyn’s mom, Katie Dougherty Zuercher, the sledding incident occurred final Saturday. Eirelyn sustained what her mom known as “detrimental mind damage” and was transported from the scene to MetroHealth.
Her mom says that when Eirelyn arrived at MetroHealth, her father, Jared Zuercher, suffered an enormous coronary heart assault and died.
Eirelyn was taken off of life assist on Wednesday. Her dying was confirmed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
“Eirelyn saved the world for 5 people. Her spirit lives on by means of the present of organ donation,” her mom wrote on Fb. “Her daddy obtained to heaven simply earlier than she did, similar to he obtained to the end line first in each Mario Kart sport they ever performed collectively. She used to attend on the entrance porch for him to reach dwelling from work to greet him with the largest hug earlier than he may even get in the home. I think about he’s ready for her now with the identical keen anticipation.”
Eirelyn was set to attend Akron’s St. Vincent St. Mary Excessive College subsequent 12 months. The varsity posted the next message of condolences on social media.
“Eirelyn was a newly accepted member of the STVM Class of 2025 and took part in STVM’s Drama Camp, following within the footsteps of her mom Katie Dougherty Zuercher VM02,” the college added. “Eirelyn’s reminiscence and spirit will without end be held in our hearts.”
Editor’s Word: The under story aired on February 23, 2021