A second Las Vegas student died last week after collapsing and being found unconscious in a school bathroom.
Jordan Brister, 18, “experienced cardiac arrest” while at Amplus Academy on January 3, according to a statement from the school. Brister’s parents also later confirmed his death.
The school issued a statement saying staff had “provided Jordan with emergency medical care until paramedics arrived and transported him to Southern Hills Hospital…Despite the efforts of first responders and the hospital’s medical team, Jordan passed away.” last Sunday. .”
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Southern Hills Hospital confirmed that Brister was an organ donor. in a facebook video Posted Wednesday, healthcare workers were seen lining hospital corridors as Brister was taken to an operating room for organ donation in a procession called a “walk of honor.”
“It was an honor caring for Jordan Brister,” the hospital wrote. “Jordan, we honor you,” the hospital wrote in a caption to the photo.
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Savanna Brister, Jordan’s mother, provided a statement to fox 5 vegas:
“Jordan was a selfless, respectful, kind to everyone southern gentleman. He was witty and charming. He wanted to join the military to become a pararescue jumper to save others. In the end, he saved others through organ donation, so that his dream came true a bit. He was a wise older brother who cared deeply for his brother and sister. Jordan was truly everything you could ask for and more. He had a heart of gold.”
Brister was a senior and planned to join the military after graduating from high school.
Over $45,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe campaign for the Brister family. The campaign had an initial goal of $20,000.
“Words cannot express what the Brister family is going through and there will never be enough answers as to why this happened,” the GoFundMe page reads. “He was an amazing kid who loved life to the fullest.”
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the exact cause of Brister’s death remains under investigation.
Brister is one of two Clark County students who died in the past week.
In an unrelated situation, another teen was found unresponsive at a Las Vegas high school on January 5. Ashari Hughes, 16, collapsed at Desert Oasis High School after going to the bench due to chest problems.
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A nurse gave him CPR in the stands. She also used a defibrillator to get her heartbeat back, but she died on arrival at the hospital.