Torn Aorta Blamed in Freshman's Death

Torn Aorta Blamed in Freshman's Death

There are 61 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Sep 18, 2007, titled Torn Aorta Blamed in Freshman's Death. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

An autopsy performed on the body of a 14-year-old Collins Hill High School freshman showed that a torn aorta caused his death.

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Atlanta, GA

#1 Sep 18, 2007
i graduated from collins hill in 04 and my brother goes there now i cant believe how close to home this hit i pray for his family and just know that he is in a better place i am so deeply sorry

Texarkana, TX

#2 Sep 18, 2007
I think the doctors need to do more of a physical exam that would have more detail on kids health. Hopefully that would slow down alot of deaths on our teens. God Bless you Ms. Tracy.
derek burton

Lawrenceville, GA

#3 Sep 18, 2007
Terrell man u were an awesome friend, one of the best klids i knew your always gonna be remembered. bye

Powder Springs, GA

#4 Sep 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the family .


#5 Sep 18, 2007
Tracy, as a mom and a member of the Collins Hill community, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace be with you.

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Sep 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you always.
Alison Blavesciunas

Roswell, GA

#7 Sep 18, 2007
We love you terrell wilson

Haralson, GA

#8 Sep 18, 2007
My father passed away at 41 , 7 years ago from a torn aorta. We did an autopsy and it revealed that his aorta ripped apart and he bled to death internally. I have been to the doctor a number of times and I am now diagnosed with Marfan's Syndrome. It affects the connective tissues. I have never had any serious health problems , but now I go to a cardiologist 2 times a year for monitoring. If you know of any one that is abnormally tall, skinny, double jointed, poor eyesight , crooked teeth ( theses are a few symotoms) please urge them to see a cardiologists. This kind of death is preventable, but you must be monitored... Sorry for the Family . You are in my prayers
Derek Landry

Atlanta, GA

#9 Sep 18, 2007
Terrel, you were a great friend to everyone and you knew how to deal with things like this. Monday in 7th period was so boring without you. I wish you could have seen your desk though. Everyone still says bye to you when we leave. We miss you.

Blackshear, GA

#10 Sep 18, 2007
As a mother I cannot imagen how bad it feels to lose your child in your own arms..May God bless him and have him in his glory...May God bless the family and we will keep you in our prayers..

United States

#11 Sep 18, 2007
My heart aches for this family. God Bless you.
Alison blaveciunas

Lawrenceville, GA

#12 Sep 18, 2007
It's so hard to get used to Terrell being gone...:(
He was amazing and i felt i kid with him bout anything.
just all this is so sudden and i wish i could of at least said,"i love you, good bye."

United States

#14 Sep 18, 2007
May God please be with this family. So very sad. I will hug my kids harder today, because you never know when God takes them.

Boynton Beach, FL

#15 Sep 18, 2007
Rest In Peace Terrell

May Eternal Light Shine Upon You And May Your Soul Rest In Peace Forever

Our Prayers and Hearts are with the Wilson Family.

Duluth, GA

#16 Sep 18, 2007
I'm a sophomore at CHHS. Walking through the halls monday, i cried. Everyone was talking about how fantastic you were. I bet you'd be happy to know that Tyquan stayed strong for you. I know that i only met you once, talking to your brother in the hallway.You were nice to me, and really sweet.You were loved by so many people, and you made an incredible impact. Everyone misses you. I wish I couldve gotten to know you better.Heaven is lucky to have you.
God Bless.
CH football mom

Lawrenceville, GA

#17 Sep 19, 2007
We love you, Terrell. Look over these boys as they take the field without you Thursday night.


#18 Sep 20, 2007
His brother would hit him very hard in the chest and back on a routine basis. A punch with all his might. I thought it was just boys being boys. I never thought this could happen. Very sad, indeed.


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#20 Sep 25, 2007
Aortas just do not tear by themselves. I do not buy it.

Cain & Abel


#21 Oct 15, 2007
Unknown wrote:
Aortas just do not tear by themselves. I do not buy it.
Cain & Abel
A child with his entire life ahead oh him is dead.
What happened that night. He was fine one minute then dead the next!

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