Community mourns after teenager dies of brain aneurysm
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IDAHO FALLS — Family members and friends are mourning the sudden loss of a teenage boy who died Thursday after suffering an aneurysm at school.
Camden Taylor, an 8th grader at Eagle Rock Middle School, went to the school office to report being ill, family members tell EastIdahoNews.com. Doctors later determined the 14-year-old suffered an aneurysm in the base of his brain, according to a GoFundMe page established by Chet Taylor, Camden’s uncle.
“If you knew Camden, you know how special he is,” Taylor wrote. “Feel free to ask Heavenly Father to bless our family with the comfort that only his Spirit can provide.”
Matt Hancock, the principal of Eagle Rock Middle School, sent a letter home to parents announcing that professional counselors would be available Friday for students and staff. Counselors were also at Skyline High School where Camden’s father, Brett Taylor, is a teacher and coach.
“These incidents can be very difficult and affect teenagers in many different ways,” Hancock wrote. “Response to grief may include a marked loss of interest in daily activities, changes in eating and sleeping habits, fear of being alone and decreases in academic performance.”
Camden’s family is making preparations for his funeral and details will be announced later. In less than two hours, the GoFundMe account for Camden raised over $13,000 Friday.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article reported Camden had a seizure. That information was incorrect. EastIdahoNews.com apologizes for the error.