First grader in Terre Haute dies from flu complications, school says

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. – A first grade student in Terre Haute passed away this week from complications with the flu.

According to his GoFundMe page,the 7-year-old was a happy and healthy little boy until he started feeling ill at the end of last month.  He was airlifted to Riley Hospital; in addition to the flu, he had pneumonia and a bacterial infection from his immune system crashing.

According to his school, he passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday. Lost Creek is hosting a hat day today in his honor. The donations raised from hat day will go to his family in hope of easing some of their burden.

A friend of the family created a GoFundMe account to help with medical bills. You can donate here.