9-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes dies during sleepover after sugar crash sends her into a coma

Despite living with type 1 diabetes during her short life, Sophia and her family managed to handle the situation in the most normal way possible


                            9-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes dies during sleepover after sugar crash sends her into a coma

Sophia Daugherty, a 9-year-old girl who was suffering from type 1 diabetes for most of her life, never woke up from a sleepover after her blood sugar crashed fatally last weekend.

Living with type 1 diabetes during her short life, Sophia and her family seemed to be having a good handle over her health. They even managed to keep her a full-time student at school, maintain an active social life and participate in cheerleading as well. 



 

However tragedy struck when Sophia was spending her Saturday night with one of her friends in New Castle, Pennsylvania. On Sunday morning, the little girl could not be woken up.  According to WPXI, Sophia had tragically fallen into a diabetic coma, and could not be revived from the damage it caused to her brain and she passed away on Wednesday at the hospital she was admitted to. 

The family of the friend she had been staying with rushed Sophia to her hospital when they realized that she was not getting up. And not long after she was joined by her family and friends by her side in the hospital. The sudden brain starvation caused the little girl permanent trauma and a herniation of her brain stem, and since it was more than her body could handle, Sophia passed away. 



 

Her family set up a Go Fund Me page to cover medical bills and funeral costs, with a simple, heartfelt message.

"We lost Sweet Sophia," as a teacher from her school said the girl's many friends called her.  She went home to heaven on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 3:44 pm. She was surrounded by her family and friends. She no longer suffers from this disease. Your prayers and support are priceless,"  the family added. 

"A popular little girl -- the most commonly used adjective is 'sweet' -- sweet Sophia. She's going to be sorely missed," said Superintendent Len Rich.

The family also informed that they will be donating her organs knowing that it may save the lives of other children.