Katie Giovanniello Bio, Katie Giovanniello Wiki
Katie Giovanniello passed away on Friday after being diagnosed with the flu in Leesburg, Virginia. Her family believes that she died from flu complications, and her mother hopes that everyone will take this tragic event as a warning to take the flu more seriously.
Heritage Varsity Field Hockey, together with our amazing Pride community, would like to extend our love and deepest sympathies to the Giovanniello family. Please wear green tomorrow in honor of sweet Katie. pic.twitter.com/x2goOMIkno
— HHS Field Hockey (@heritagefhockey) February 10, 2020
Katie Giovanniello Age
She was 16 years old
Katie Giovanniello Education and School
On Friday, after her passing, Heritage High School sent a letter to all students and staff to share the news and offer support. As reported by Fox News, the letter states: “As many of you no doubt are, I am deeply saddened by this news. A traumatic event can evoke a wide range of reactions, and I know that the Heritage community shares in the family’s loss and grief.”
Katie Giovanniello Death and Cause
According to her mother Colette Giovanniello, Katie woke up on the morning of February 2 feeling under the weather. Colette took Katie to Urgent Care that same day, where she was diagnosed with the flu. As per Colette, Katie was given a Tamiflu prescription and was told to stay hydrated.
Katie was sick for the next few days, she even vomited sometimes. In Colette’s interview with WUSA9, Colette said she didn’t think about vomiting too much since she had been told that this was a possible side effect of Tamiflu. Katie had all the typical flu symptoms, but she wasn’t getting better, Colette said. She had little energy and was tired, and although she felt wet, she never had a high fever.
Colette said Thursday morning, February 6, she was bathing Katie when Katie suffered a cardiac arrest. At that moment, Katie’s sister, Nicole, who is a lifeguard, gave CPR to Katie until the ambulance arrived. The ambulance took Katie to Inova Loudoun Hospital, then she was transferred to Inova Children’s Hospital in Fairfax.
This is so sad..
Leesburg high school student dies unexpectedly, school cancels events. Members of the community are grieving after Heritage High School student Katie Giovanniello passed away suddenly on Friday morning. https://t.co/Ig6RdsHbge
— Annie Yu (@AnnieYuTV) February 7, 2020
In the hospital, Katie received life support. According to Colette, Katie showed no brain activity even after taking all measures to resuscitate her. He died early Friday morning at 3:55 a.m.
The exact cause of death has not yet been released, but Colette is sure it was due to influenza. WUSA9 reported that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia will not perform an autopsy, because “Katie’s death was considered a ‘natural death’” and therefore doesn’t fall under the medical examiner’s jurisdiction.
Katie Giovanniello GoFundMe Page
A GoFundMe page was also set up by Terri Pellegrini Augarten on behalf of Colette $13,585 raised of $5,000 goal to support the family in this difficult time.
Katie was tragically taken due to an unexpected illness. Her family and friends are devastated. Her Sisters and Mom have a long road to recovery from this loss and will need all the support they can get as they put the pieces of their life back together.
Fly with the Angels Katie – we love you, hold you in our hearts, and will miss you greatly.
A Northern Va. mom says her daughter died suddenly Fri, just days after being diagnosed with the flu. Katie Giovanniello was just 16 and a sophomore at Heritage High School. Katie’s mom sending a warning to parents tonight. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/rUFoDb4tDV
— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) February 11, 2020