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Lilliana Schalck was ten minutes away from performing at a cheerleading competition in Ohio last Saturday when her father says the usually fit and healthy 13-year-old girl began complaining of weakness and tingling in her feet.
Less than two hours later, the gifted cheerleader from Kentucky was pronounced dead by staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, leaving her father, Dan, to wonder whether he had missed any red flags.
Autopsy - Lilliana - Cause - Death - Findings
An autopsy has been performed on Lilliana to try and determine her cause of death, but no preliminary findings have been released.
The full report from the medical examiner's office will take eight to ten weeks to be completed.
Dan - Lilliana - Fort - Thomas - Days
Dan, who had been raising Lilliana in Fort Thomas, said that in the days before the ill-fated competition in Columbus, the 13-year-old complained to him about a nagging pain in her hamstring.
He took Lilliana to her doctor where an X-ray was performed, but it indicated that the hamstring was fine.
Teen - Eighth-grader - Highlands - Middle - School
The teen was an eighth-grader at Highlands Middle School in Fort Thomas, but she competed with the high school varsity team.
She was also a member of a private cheerleading, gymnastics and dance team called Premier Athletics of Northern Kentucky.
Saturday - Dan - Daughter - All-Star - Cheerleading
On Saturday, Dan accompanied his daughter to the All-Star cheerleading event in Ohio.
As her squad was warming up, he said the coach approached him and said that something was wrong with his daughter, reported Fox19.
Dan - Thought - Lilliana - Fluids - Self
Dan said his first thought was that Lilliana was dehydrated, so he took her aside and gave her some fluids, but she was getting weaker and not acting like her normal self.
As she was sitting on the floor, Dan recalled that his daughter's feet began tingling, and her hands grew cold and numb.
Medics - Venue - Girl
Medics at the venue rushed the girl to the...
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