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.