A six-year-old girl who was a member of the Richmond Raven U7 girls hockey team from Richmond, British Columbia, died suddenly last month after suffering from a massive stroke.
On November 26, Danielle Mei Cabana, who had been taken to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment of flu symptoms, passed away unexpectedly, according to Richmond News.
On Instagram, Danielle’s father, Denis Cabana, claimed that she contracted the flu at the same time as her sisters around Remembrance Day.
After her sisters had fully recovered from the virus, Danielle was admitted to the hospital and was moved to the intensive care unit.
Danielle was diagnosed with myocarditis, which doctors believed was caused by the flu.
She underwent two heart surgeries and was able to breathe on her own, but in the end, she died from a “massive stroke.”
“While we may not be able to see or touch her again, her spirit and memories will live forever within her parents and sisters,” wrote Denis. “We will honor her life and make sure she experiences a full life through our eyes.”
Richmond News reported:
A GoFundMe was set up in support of the Cabana family, which has exceeded the $65,000 goal as of today.
Teams of the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association are also remembering Danielle by taping their sticks with camouflage green tape, which was inspired by Danielle’s time camping and hunting with her dad. Danielle was a player for the Richmond Ravens.
Community members are encouraged to post pictures and share stories of Danielle.
“Pictures that we haven’t seen of Dani, that have come up over the past couple days have brought one of the biggest smiles to our face over this hellish time,” wrote Denis.
“I find myself incredibly worried that when the posts stop, she will be forgotten.”
According to reports, though not confirmed, the young kid was vaccinated. One Facebook user commented, “I have a friend who is part of Dani’s extended family. She confirmed that the child was [vaccinated] and admitted to the hospital with [myocarditis]. Doctors literally drilled a hole into her heart to increase its blood flow, only to be met with rapid [clotting], which took the child.”
It was also said that her dad was very pro-vaccine and posted memes making fun of anti-vaccine moms. The post was reportedly taken down.
“To all of you that believe your Facebook and Youtube “research” justifying your beliefs that vaccines are evil, keep “researching,” and you’ll find essential oils, cleanses, and prayer groups that’ll negate all adverse side effects,” Denis reportedly wrote.