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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Riverdale student dies suddenly, leaves behind a gift

NBC 2 | Chris Gillmore

Many in Southwest Florida are saying goodbye this week to a teen who died shortly after collapsing during a workout, but left behind a big gift.

Family and friends gathered Saturday at HealthPark Medical Center to remember Alexis Bonadies, who was a sophomore at Riverdale High School.

When Alexis, 15, got her learner's permit, she made sure to become an organ donor. It was a decision her parents didn't understand at the time, but now that Alexis is gone, it all makes sense.

Alexis collapsed after a workout at home. She went into cardiac arrest, then an induced coma, before she died Friday.

"She went into some type of convulsion, I was screaming her name and she didn't wake up and then I called 911," her mother Kim said.

Her father Louis described his last words to his daughter. "'Alexis, I'll meet you at the hospital, I love you.' Those were the last words I said to her."

Kim described finding out about Alexis' decision to be an organ donor. Continue reading,VIDEO

 

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