Kashala Francis, a 13-year-old girl from Houston, Texas, was hospitalized on April 21, 2019. Days later, the young girl passed away, according to a fundraising page set up on Facebook. Francis had been hospitalized following a fight at her school. The young girl was complaining about a headache before ultimately undergoing surgery and losing her life.
Once in the hospital, it was determined that she had a tumor on the back of her head and fluid build up.
“On April 21, 2019 Kashala was hospitalized due to a headache which turned out to be a brain tumor. After multiple surgeries, the doctors stated that there is nothing they can do for Kashala and she has been pronounced this dead this morning. Therefore, we ask for your support during this travesty,” the Facebook page read. “Community and support is everything in such tragic events. We come together to help each other out and support one another. When life happens, we happen too! Please continue sharing the campaign’s link with your friends and family.”
At the time of this writing, more than 100 people have donated to the fundraiser and totaled north of $3,400.
The fight involving Francis took place on April 18 outside of Attucks Middle School, according to ABC Houston. Two other young girls were involved in the attack of Kashala. There is no word, however, on whether the fight contributed to Francis’ death or if it was a pre-existing condition.
“I drove over and I told her get up. I said ‘Get up, Kashala.’ She kept saying, ‘Mama, my head hurt,’ so she laid down,” Jackson said. “And we found out she has a large tumor in the back of her head, and she had fluid buildup in her brain.”
Our deepest condolences go out to Francis’ family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.