Tragic, tear-jerking story — but try as they might to cast her untimely death in the heroic cloth of charitable enterprise, there remains something embarrassing about dying while stuffing your mouth full of pancakes. Apparently according to the updated article, she choked. How can the Heimlich Maneuver NOT work on pancakes? Puzzling facts here, but the main lesson is that the young need estate planning, too! (Article doesn’t say whether she had planning.)
The friendly 20-year-old — who tragically died Sunday after choking on pancakes during a charity event in Connecticut — was a certified youth mental health counselor and volunteered at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, Conn., a nonprofit group helping those affected by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.