A young pre-med student John Foley passed away on Sunday. Fox 19 reported that his body was found by his college roommates. The 21-year old student had taken a Johnson & Johnson jab on Saturday morning. He had said that he was not feeling well and he supposedly passed away in his sleep. The Ohio Department of Health and the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office said that they will determine the cause of death after they receive medical records and test results.
A preliminary autopsy report indicates that the cause of death could be an issue related to the heart or a breathing issue. There is no evidence pointing to the formation of a blood clot.
On Friday, Hamilton County coroner Lakshmi Sammarco also said that there was some misinformation about clots or pulmonary embolism. She added that they did not find any evidence of that in their preliminary investigations.
Although the young student’s life has been cut off abruptly his family released a sensitive statement. They said their beloved son John Francis Foley had left them and their family is bereaved by the loss of the “wonderful and sweet joy of their lives.”
They added that although the facts about the reason why he died remain unclear they were rejoicing on the way he lived as he cared for others, he was lit with God’s Grace and he was generous to all.
They also said that they knew that the doctors involved were doing their best. They said that they knew that they should be patient and requested everyone else to be patient as well. They said that is what John would have wanted as he was also going to become a doctor.
On Tuesday, the CDC and FDA had put a pause on the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine after 6 cases of blood clots had resulted after the administration of the shot. The number was changed to 9 with one death but it must also be remembered that 7.2 million of these vaccines have been administered so far.
John Francis Foley, a premed student at the University of Cincinnati was a National Honor Society member. Every semester, he made it to the Dean’s list. Whatever the cause of death maybe, as will be announced in the future, his parents have celebrated his short life which was full of Grace.