Five-Year-Old Collapses At School, Later Dies

Students, teachers and staff at Camp Dick Robinson Elementary continue to grieve the death of 5-year-old kindergarten student Jordan Aguilar.

Doctors have since determined that a rare birth defect caused Jordan to collapse from a stroke on Monday while at school. He was airlifted to Kentucky Children's Hospital where he died, hours later.

Counselors and teachers at the school were on the lookout on Wednesday for emotional distress.

Counselor Michelle Carver told 27 NEWSFIRST, "Some of the students have been really upset. We contacted a few parents and asked them to talk with their children and I've talked with a few students privately."

“With really young children, maybe the best thing you can do is keep them busy with the familiar," Carver adds. "We have tried to keep everything the same routine with the kids, especially the younger ones. I think they do better in a routine. We try to encourage the teachers to do that. Yesterday, it was a little hard because the teachers themselves were still extremely upset."

Of course, at a time of tragedy like this, everybody wants to help, and Michelle Carver tried to let students know how to go about that.

"I told them a way they could help was with financial assistance to the family, and I know the class is making something to take to the funeral home, a poster with their hand prints on it in remembrance of Jordan."

If you would like to help the Aguilar family with funeral expenses checks should be made payable to the Garrard County Family Resource Center and can be mailed to:

322 West Maple Avenue
Lancaster, KY 40444.


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  • by angela Location: georgetown on Mar 24, 2008 at 08:35 AM
    God bless this family, and please know that he is smiling down on you.
  • by tracy Location: betsylayne,ky. on Mar 24, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    i just want to take a little time to say how awful this is.baby jordon please know that god is with you now and whatever ailment it was its gone now.you will be in my prayers along with the family theat had to face such a sudden loss of gods lil'angel..RIP BABY P.S TO THE FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I SEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TAKE CARE
  • by Jenny Location: Weeksbury, Ky. on Mar 22, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    R.I.P little Jordan ... My heart goes out to the family. God Bless you all & you all will be in my prayers. Trust in God he will take care of you and get you through this difficult time one day at a time. God Bless and we Love you...
  • by Pam Location: Taylor, Michigan on Mar 22, 2008 at 03:34 AM
    No words can ease the grief this family is feeling. God had a special mission for Jordon and he took him home. He's wrapped in God's embrace . Even though he will be missed, you also know he's in a much better place. My heart goes out to the young lad's family. May he rest in peace and God bless all of you. Your in my thoughts and prayers.Amen
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 at 07:12 AM
    Hold on to the strength of the Lord, He is that peace that passes all understanding, when we do not understand...God be with you all....
  • by cary Location: danville on Mar 21, 2008 at 06:54 AM
    It warms my heart to read such thoughtful comments, with society being as twisted as it is these days i am touched by everyones kind words and thoughts, may God be with the family and friends of this little boy
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 at 03:24 AM
    i keep looking at his pic. I am a mother of 2 and it breaks my heart. My god give you strenght during this time of need. God needed that special angel and he received one.
  • by Sabrina Location: Mt Vernon ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:40 PM
    So sorry! I cant imagine what u must be goin thro. Prayers are with you all. God Bless the family and the school. Pray you all get thro this time of sorrow.
  • by KB Location: Lexington on Mar 20, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  • by Shannon Blackburn Location: Prestonsburg, Ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 07:43 PM
    My Heart go's out to the Aguilar Family. There are no word's that can be said to make Your hurt go away, But May some of our word's at least comfort You as You greive through this difficult time. I'm so very sorry. You are in My prayer's. Know this,,,Your sweet child is now with God above looking down apon You. Your sweet child is in good hand's, He's in the Lord's hand's. You will again be rejoined together. May God Bless You and give You a feeling of comfort. I wish Your Family all the blessing's Prayer's can give You. God Bless.

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