A grieving family is focused on raising awareness about the importance of child heart screenings after their 10-year-old daughter went into cardiac arrest on an amusement park waterslide and passed away.
London Eisenbeis,10, was very excited to finally be tall enough to ride the highest waterslide at Zehnder’s Splash Village, a Michigan amusement park in February 2018.
The seven-second drop down the 273ft-long chute proved fatal as her heart went into cardiac arrest due to a rare heart disease called Long QT syndrome which causes abnormal heartbeats.
Eisenbeis’ mother Tina told The Sun, “London looked at her dad, gave two thumbs up and smiled, went down the slide and came out in cardiac arrest. The slide she went down has a heartbeat sound at the top that my husband said made it even scarier. Who would have ever thought she would come out the bottom without one?”
London was airlifted to the University of Michigan’s children’s hospital after she suffered severe brain damage from lack of oxygen and nine days later she took her last breath on Feb. 27.