A gofundme account to support a 17-year-old cross-country runner who died in Charlotte Sunday has exceeded expectations.
Supporters for Samantha Davis had hoped to raise $2,000. In one day, the account has raised more than $12,000.
Davis, who ran for Union Pines High School, collapsed at the Hares & Hounds meet at McAlpine Creek Park. She had an apparent seizure and went into cardiac arrest.
Davis was rushed to the Novant Presbyterian Medical Center after receiving treatment by a medical team on site. She died shortly after midnight, according to a report in the Southern Pines Pilot. Union Pines High School in Cameron, N.C., is about a two-hour drive east of Charlotte.
▪ Here is a link to the GoFundMe account established to aid her family.
▪ The hasthag #SamanthaStrong was briefly trending on social media Sunday.