Alia Zuidema, a beloved student-athlete at Western Michigan Christian High School, has passed away unexpectedly.
She had been battling pulmonary embolism, a condition that can be fatal when a blood clot blocks an artery in the lung.
Alia was an active student who participated in sports and other outdoor activities. Her death is a significant loss to the school community, her family, and friends.
The family of Alia Zuidema has not released an official statement about her passing. The Klaassen Family Funeral Home will handle her funeral arrangements.
The family is expected to release further details about her obituary and funeral arrangements.
Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery in the lungs and prevents blood flow.
Usually, the blood clot forms in a vein located deep within the leg and then travels to the lung. In some cases, the clot can form in a vein located in another area of the body.
On Friday night, the Western Michigan Christian girls’ basketball team won a game against West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Alia Zuidema was one of the team’s players, and she led the team in assists with five. She was an active participant in the game, which was won with an impressive score of 61-14.