The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Mireya Sanchez was expecting to go on a road trip to Hermiston.
The rest of her friends and classmates from Kennedy High School were making the five-hour drive to watch the football team make its fourth state title appearance in school history, and Sanchez wouldn’t miss it for the world.
“Football’s been my favorite sport since I was younger,” she said “When I was a kid, that was the first sport I fell in love with.”
She was up late at home Friday night, lying in bed and trying to get some semblance of sleep before the big day. Sanchez wasn’t feeling well, but didn’t think much of it and tried to sleep it off.
Next thing she knew, she had drifted off and awoken in a state of alarm, acutely aware that she had just fallen unconscious and had a seizure.