Last Friday, a young man died unexpectedly while staying at South Texas Children’s Home. This must be a traumatic situation on multiple levels. Please be in prayer for the children’s home.
More details after the jump.
BEEVILLE-J.D. Gomez, a 17-year-old boy in the care of South Texas Children’s Home, died Jan. 25.
Jarrett was discovered unconscious in the shower and did not respond to CPR administered by several staff members at the children’s home. The sheriff’s department and emergency medical service personnel arrived quickly, but Gomez did not regain consciousness.
Gomez, an athlete at Pettus High School, left school with a fever and respiratory symptoms three days before his death. On Jan. 23, he was taken to the doctor in Kenedy and began taking prescribed medication to treat an infection.
He had remained home from school Friday morning and had awakened to take a shower when he apparently passed out, children’s home officials said.
“All signs of this tragic event indicate that Gomez’s death is health related,” said Todd Roberson, president and CEO of South Texas Children’s Home. “We are deeply saddened by his death, and our hearts go out to this child’s family, the house parents, our caseworkers and others who have been involved in this child’s life.