Daily Archives: June 14, 2008

13-year-old boy dies of Marfan syndrome after swimming

“The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said the official cause of death was mitral valve prolapse and marfan syndrome.”

My question: did he actually die of MVP, as opposed to aortic dissection? I’ve never really heard of Marfs dying of MVP, and that raises a whole new area of concern, especially since I’ve always viewed swimming as one of the few “safe” exercises.

In any case,
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Oh, Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in You!
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
sed signifer Sanctus Michael representet eis in lucem sanctam.
Amen.