A high school student , Ashari Hughes in Las Vegas died while playing flag football on Thursday night. Let’s see more details about the incident and what happened to Ashari Hughes in detail.
What happened to Ashari Hughes?
Desert Oasis High School principal Ian Salzman said in an email that campus staff members immediately provided medical aid after Hughes collapsed until paramedics arrived during the school’s home game against Valley High School, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
She started experiencing chest problems in the middle of the games.
Las Vegas schools Superintendent Jesus Jara said in a statement that the district grieved with Hughes’ family, friends, and loved ones. “The loss of this young life deeply saddens us,” Jara said. “When a tragedy occurs, it affects not only that school but the entire Clark County School District family.”
Statement from CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara in regards to the passing of a Desert Oasis High School student: pic.twitter.com/plAJck42Tu
— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) January 6, 2023
Ashari Hughes’ Cause of Death
Hughes had ongoing heart problems and she was seeing a cardiologist, a family member told KVVU-TV. They said that she had been previously cleared by her doctor to play sports, but her parents had been considering pulling her out to re-evaluate her condition.
The cause and manner of her death have not yet been released by the Clark County Coroner’s office.
Gathered National media attention
The incident with Hughes comes a few days after Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field after taking a hard tackle to his chest, which garnered national media attention. Hamlin received CPR for 10 minutes and appeared to be given oxygen before he was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
On Friday, the Buffalo Bills announced that Hamlin was now breathing on his own and has been able to speak to his family. The team said, “he continues to progress remarkably in his recovery” and noted that his “neurologic function remains intact.”
The community is mourning the loss of 16-year-old Ashari Hughes. The Desert Oasis High School student died after a medical emergency during a flag football game. Here are a few photos provided to News 3 by her family. Those who knew Ashari only had kind words to say.@News3LV pic.twitter.com/0Y52JBy5tt
— Tiffany Lane (@TiffanyNews3LV) January 6, 2023
What did the School say?
Las Vegas schools superintendent Jesus Jara said in a statement that the district grieved with Hughes’ family, friends, and loved ones. “The loss of this young life deeply saddens us,” Jara said. “When a tragedy occurs, it affects not only that school but the entire Clark County School District family.”
The death in Las Vegas came amid heightened attention to the health of athletes after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the field during Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin is recovering in a Cincinnati hospital. He was breathing on his own and able to speak Friday after having a breathing tube removed.
Raised a Fund on GoFundMe
Her family wrote on a GoFundMe page that they were thankful Hughes got to play “the game she loved” and that she “will be missed by all of us.”
“She was passionate, loving, and determined,” the family wrote. “Hughes loved music, dancing, and being around all the people she loved. Hughes called football the real love of her life! Ashari Hughes loved hard and was loved by many.”
“Hold the #7 up high for her!” they added. “It was her first football number and she always wanted to represent it well!”
Ashari And Enttroda Hughes are organizing this fundraiser.
We are doing a fundraiser for our daughter Ashari and everything helps. As a family, we are thankful. Ashari was 16 years old and was playing the game she loves, football. Little did we know this would be her final sophomore game. Ashari Hughes was passionate, loving, and determined. Hughes loved music, dancing, and bringing around all the people she loved. She called football the real love of her life! Ashari loved hard and was loved by many. She will be missed by all of us. Hold the #7 up high for her! It was her first football number and she always wanted to represent it well!
Condolences Posted on Social Media
Ken Gentile Posted
It troubles me to immediately ask the question we are all thinking (was the student another victim of a mandated Vax policy?). Especially when grieving and loss of life should be the focus. It troubles me that to ask the question at any time labels you a —–
HARVEY APPLE POSTED
VAXX drops a 16-year-old female, playing flag football, in Las Vegas. Congress passed “no lawsuit” protection for Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, & Johnson & Johnson, but, cleverly, exempted themselves, & their staffs, from VAXX requirements. Big Joe set to roll out Covid Crisis #2
Dr. James E. Olsson Posted
Female Student-Athlete in Nevada DEAD after “Medical Emergency” at Flag Football Game… “Sudden passing”… Required CPR… Ashari Hughes, 16, was playing at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas… – Washington Examiner
Female Student-Athlete in Nevada DEAD after "Medical Emergency" at Flag Football Game…
Ashari Hughes, 16, was playing at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas…
– Washington Examiner
— Dr. James E. Olsson (@DrJamesOlsson) January 7, 2023
Tiffany Lane Posted
The community is mourning the loss of 16-year-old Ashari Hughes. The Desert Oasis High School student died after a medical emergency during a flag football game. Here are a few photos provided to News 3 by her family. Those who knew Ashari only had kind words to say
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