13-year-old Georgia girl is admitted to the hospital for headache and is diagnosed with leukemia and dies a few hours later WSB Atlanta

GROVETOWN, Ga. -A thirteen-year old Georgia girl who visited the emergency room complaining of headaches died of leukemia that was undiagnosed less than 12 hours after arriving.

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Julia Chavez was a student at Harlem Middle School in Columbia County. In The Augusta Chronicle, she had an headache and ear infection over the weekend. She was prescribed antibiotics at an urgent medical clinic.

The teen fell ill on Sunday. She was admitted to the hospital in Augusta the following day, in which CT scans and blood tests revealed the diagnosis of leukemia.

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“She had blood clots in her lungs, brain and stomach… everywhere,” her father, Dennis Lee Chavez, wrote on social media. “That’s the first time we learned that she was diagnosed with leukemia. It was so intense and quick. Doctors told us that there was no way that we could have imagined it.”

Chavez passed away in the early hours of 135 a.m. Monday morning, just hours after being admitted.

Family members informed The Chronicle they believed that her only sign she suffered from was occasional bruising. However, they chalked it up to her being a bit of an obnoxious girl.

The teacher of her class, Caroline Pinkston, said her class for fifth period isn’t quite the same.

“Julia was the sweetest of children I’ve seen Her voice was lovely. She was able to talk with anyone, and she would make people feel like a friend,” Pinkston wrote.

Julia will be laid to rest at Grovetown this Friday.

The family has established Venmo as well as CashApp accounts to assist with funeral expenses and medical costs.

Venmo: @Jenna-Randall,

CashApp: $jennabear1987.