Valentina Sanna, a 14-year old dancer in Royal Ballet School died after catching a rare form of meningitis. She was described as ‘fit and healthy’ and one of the best dancer of her class.
Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Anyone can be affected but at-risk people include those aged under five, 15-to-24 and over 45.
Her parents revealed that on boxing day she said that she was suffering from a headache. The 14-year-old ballerina from Crosby, Merseyside, died on January 1 after fighting the illness in hospital for three days.
Her father said that she was extremely kind and beautiful. He said that they all are devastated but they considered themselves lucky for spending fourteen years of life with his beautiful daughter.
Valentina was a talented dancer and trained up to six days a week at Procter Dance Academy in Crosby. Because of her excellent dancing skills, she earns a place at the Royal Ballet School.
Her father Dr. Sanna said that his daughter was ‘extremely graceful and elegant’. He said that she was also very good in study and she had good friends.
Her death is unexpected but she saved the lives of four young people by donating her organs.
Valentina’s family said that they are happy that because of their daughter someone else is getting a new life.
She felt a headache and had flu when her condition worsens her family took her to the hospital on December 29 and she died on New Year Day.