The people of Stanford are in shock after the sudden death of a former Stanford High School football player.
The family says he has no health problems and doctors are trying to figure out what happened to Djemayley Vernet.
“It’s tragic and just thinking about it kills me,” said Nordylens Metaier, Vernet’s cousin.
The 16-year-old boy suddenly started having seizures last Wednesday, according to his family.
“He was vomiting blood so we called an ambulance. On the way to the hospital he had two more seizures so we put him into a coma to see what was going on.
He was taken to Stanford Hospital and fell into a medically induced coma. He died Saturday morning.
His family and doctors are trying to understand what happened.
“Shocking news. I never planned this. There were so many things I wanted to do with him in my life, but he never even left the country since he came. Yeah, that’s very It’s heartbreaking,” Meyer said.
Vernet was an avid churchgoer. He was born in Haiti and came to America in his youth.
He played for the Stanford High football team and just got his first job.
He was preparing for his senior year of high school.
His family says they have to figure out how to live without him now.
“I’m getting through my days, but I’ll probably never be the same,” Meyer said.