A perfectly healthy 18-year-old girl dies unexpectedly from a blood clot.
Published on 29.10.2022
An 18-year-old cheerleader from North Little Rock, Arkansas died suddenly and unexpectedly of a blood clot on Sunday, sending her family, friends and community into shock.
Victoria Moody, a senior student at North Little Rock High School, was taken to hospital on Sunday evening by her father, Brian Moody, after saying she was not feeling well.
“She apparently suffered from a pulmonary embolism that was too advanced to stop,” Victoria’s big sister Brooke McCarty said.
Brooke McCarty said her sister was completely healthy until her tragic death. She also said her sister was a wonderful person with a bright future ahead of her.
“I wish more than anything that she was here, and I don’t quite understand how or why it happened,” the grieving sister said.
“She was absolutely the best human being I knew, and I am forever grateful for the 18 years I was able to spend with her,” Ms McCarty added. “She was going to go to Arkansas or Mississippi State University, she got scholarships, and she got invited into the honors program.”
Some local businesses have made items in Victoria’s memory, and Mr Moody says he would like all proceeds to go towards the development of pulmonary embolism research.
From the information available on this tragedy, there is no indication that Victoria had any underlying health conditions.
Hopkins Medicine defines pulmonary embolism as “a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel in the body (often in the leg). It then travels to a pulmonary artery where it suddenly blocks blood flow.”
Symptoms include but are not limited to: sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, feeling anxious, feeling dizzy, irregular heartbeat, palpitations, coughing up/expecting blood, sweating and low blood pressure.