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High school freshman, 14, dies after having stroke at swim practice

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A Chicago suburb is mourning the loss of a high school freshman who died Sunday after suffering a stroke during swim practice earlier this month.

James Oliver, a 14-year-old student at Geneva High School, collapsed at West Chicago High School on Dec. 8, and suffered an AVM stroke and brain hemorrhage, school officials told parents in a letter.

He died on Sunday night after weeks in the hospital.

The teen’s sudden death has left the community stunned.

“He just brought me so much joy, as he did many other people,” swim coach Jennifer Heyer-Olson told ABC7 Chicago.


James Oliver, 14
James Oliver, 14, died on Sunday after suffering a stroke at swim practice earlier this month. GoFundMe

“And I think when somebody passes away, you just wish more that you could have told them that.”

A family friend told the outlet that Oliver was born with a brain arteriovenous malformation — or AVM — a condition  in which tangled blood vessels in the brain cause connections between arteries and veins, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

A neurosurgeon at Northwestern Medicine said that the condition is congenital and very rare.

“It’s thought that most AVMs are present from birth, and so we see a lot of AVMs either being diagnosed incidentally or being diagnosed because they bleed,” Dr….



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