October 22, 2014

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Student collapses on playground, hospitalized

Paramedics from LifeCare and Carlisle Township assist a child who collapsed on the basketball court at Elyria Christian Academy. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Paramedics from LifeCare and Carlisle Township assist a child who collapsed on the basketball court at Elyria Christian Academy. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A student at Elyria Christian Academy collapsed on the playground at the school Monday morning and was rushed to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center before being sent to Cleveland Clinic children’s hospital.

The call came in shortly after 11 a.m. — a young child in full arrest and unresponsive.

LifeCare and the Carlisle Township Fire Department rushed to the small private school. Paramedics worked on the young child for several minutes at the school.

Carlisle Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec said it appears as if the student was playing outside before collapsing. Firefighters did not get a name or age.

“Really, we were just worried about getting him loaded and out of there,” he said.

Lorain County Sheriff’s Lt. Don Barker said deputies were not called to the school, just down the road from the sheriff’s office. He had no information on the child’s condition.

The school’s principal, Elizabeth Crider, did not want to comment. She said she wanted to reach out to the family first.


  • luvmytoaster

    How terrible – please get better little one…..

  • Carrie Watson

    I hope this child is going to be okay. Such a tragedy!

  • tickmeoff

    I bet if this child was 67, he wouldn’t be getting this kind of sympathy!

    • luvmytoaster

      A 67 year old child? What is your point? Are you angry that decent people are hoping that this child is okay after collapsing on a school playground?

      Are you so withdrawn from the world that this doesn’t affect you?

      Have you ever cared about the well-being of someone not related to you?

      • tickmeoff

        You miss the point. If it was a 67 year old, it would be expected. I would hope every child would be fine, including this child.

  • Curious

    is there an update on this? is the child ok?

  • MacysMama

    Prayers for this child & family. Is there an update on this story?

  • Joe Smith

    Good luck to the little one