All over the country, young people are dying at an alarming rate and it continued this week.
10-year-old Treven Ball played for the Springs Valley Schools youth team and he died unexpectedly Tuesday morning after falling ill in the days prior, according to Wave3.
Family friend Jessica Alexander told wave3.com: “It was just four days ago he was running up and down the bleachers.
“It doesn’t feel like it’s ever going to be the same without him on this field.”
She added: “The last thing he did before he passed was trying to tell his mom how much he loved her.”
A GoFundMe page read: “Treven entered gates of Heaven today 9/13/22. He was such a kind, bigger-than-life personality, fun-loving 5th grade boy. He never met a stranger and always had a hug to share.
“All that knew him loved him. I am looking to help take added stress off his parents. Funds will be used however his parents Holly and Terrin need them with both being off work and funeral expenses.”
It added: “Please give if you can, share and pray for our family either way. Treven Joe is so loved and will missed by so many friends, teammates and family.”
Megan Murphy, the young footballer’s aunt, said: “He just made you want to be a better person just because of the way he lived.”
Following a vigil for the 10-year-old on the night of his death, which was attended by teachers, friends and teammates, Treven’s aunt added: “We knew what kind of kid he was.
Ball is survived by his mother Holly, father Terrin, 8-year-old brother Talon, and 4-year-old sister Taylyn.