Questions linger months after Cypress teen's death
Chronicle reporter Moises Mendoza has written a story about the struggle the family of Julia Briggs faces after her death in May.
From the story:
Julia Briggs' family remembers her as she was: a 13-year-old with long brown hair who loved lacrosse, Girl Scouts and her big stuffed animal, a sheep she named Woobie.
But they can't forget how on the night of May 30, the seventh-grader returned to her Cypress home after swimming at the pool and went to bed.
How she suddenly came running to her parents to complain she couldn't catch her breath.
How she collapsed and her 16-year-old brother, Andrew, tried to breathe life into her lungs.
How he couldn't and an ambulance rushed her to the hospital.
That night Julia died, killed by a tumor invading her chest.
A child's death is the ultimate, horrific pain.
It's indescribable," says Julia's father, Scott Briggs, struggling for words.
The Briggs family questions what they could have done differently, how they could have saved Julia.
Read more about the Briggs' struggle.
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