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So Sad! This Teenager SNEEZED To Death! Find Out How That Could Happen HERE!

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A 17-year-old, Liam Andrews, was a perfectly healthy and normal teenager living in a town called Stockton-on-Tees in England when something horrific happened to him.

He had a awful sneezing fit that led to his collapse and later, his subsequent death from a brain hemorrhage.

His grieving mother still is not sure what happened that day, but instead could only reveal what she saw with details that are very hard to hear.

Here's what his mom, Suzanne, said:

"Liam came downstairs in the morning complaining of a headache and saying he had just sneezed six times in a row. I thought it was nothing serious at first and I told him I would get him some paracetamol but then he got poorly very quickly. Initially he was saying 'my head hurts, my head hurts, then he started being sick. His eyes were going back and forward and he was rolling around in pain. He couldn’t work his hands. I gave him a glass of water but he threw it over himself as he was so hot. He was so hot I couldn’t touch him, then he started to fit. I was extremely worried, I rang an ambulance and they were here within minutes."

Liam was taken to a hospital and then taken to another one - James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough - where he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain. He spent four days in critical condition until he passed away last June. His mother, understandably so, was totally shocked. She said:

"I was shocked and devastated when he passed away. I never would have imagined that something as simple as a few sneezes could kill a healthy young boy. I couldn’t believe it, there was nothing to indicate that something like this would happen. I asked for a specialized post-mortem and it came back that he was absolutely fine. It is usually more common for this kind of thing to happen in people over the age of 40, not in someone so young and fit. I don’t think there was anything anybody could have done to save Liam. It could have happened at any time or any day. I am just thankful that I was there to try and help and he wasn’t by himself."

His death wasn't in vain. Since his passing, his organs were donated, and used to save the lives of six people.

Suzanne, who has five other children, is still devastated by her son's death, but is thankful for the time she was able to spend with him. She said:

"Liam was very sensitive and loving, he was a real character. I could have mature conversations with him but he was still young and liked to get himself into mischief. I would never have swapped him for the world."

We can't imagine what this family has gone through. To lose a loved one at such an early age, and in such a freak manner is gut-wrenching to hear about - let alone to experience for oneself.

Our condolences to this brave and obviously very loving family.

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10 comments to “So Sad! This Teenager SNEEZED To Death! Find Out How That Could Happen HERE!”

  1. 1

    See, God is a fucking asshole….Bless me? Ya, right fucker. Go fuck yourself. You don't exist, so STFU.

  2. sarah says – reply to this


    so he died of a brain hemerage…NOT sneezing…

  3. itsfriday says – reply to this


    oh no I sneeze all the time .. multiple times in a row I think people bless me so much im immortal lol

  4. itsfriday says – reply to this


    Re: adg100 – lol then who are you talking to .." you don't exist ".. kids

  5. mike d says – reply to this


    He probably had a subarachnoid hemorrhage that gave him the intense headache. His eyes rolling is likely from a seizure.

    Then he began sneezing. But the sneezing is probably just normal sneezing that happens to people.

  6. 6

    So sorry to hear of his passing, and condolences to his mother.
    My late husband used to have sneezing fits. One time he had to pull over onto the shoulder of a freeway in LA. A CHP officer stopped by and gave him a Sudafed.

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    Or perhaps the sneezing was triggered by the hemorrhage, which could be a natural reaction to try to remove blockage?

  8. Mandyque says – reply to this


    Re: mike d – The sneezing came first. I know Liam and his family and this is how it happened. The pressure from the sneezing caused a bleed on his brain, which then caused the subsequent symptoms, and ultimately, lost his life.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Mandyque – Wow. Afraid to sneeze a little bit now.

  10. Twatty says – reply to this


    Re: Mandyque – actually what happens is they have a weak spot in an artery in their brain that bulges. And when they sneeze, the bulge pops and bleeds all over the brain. The blood causes too much pressure and that's the headache they feel. So the sneeze is just the last straw, not the cause of death.