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Columbia County 10-year-old girl dies from H1N1

News 12 First at Five, October 12, 2009

COLUMBIA CTY, Ga. -- A 10-year-old dies Saturday after battling the H1N1 virus while being treated at a hospital in Atlanta.

Summer Rockefeller was a fifth grade student at Euchee Creek Elementary School a source tell News 12.

Last week, reports say there were 19 reports of children who died from the influenza.


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  • by Ann Location: North Augusta on Oct 14, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    Elizabeth and Family, I wish I could take some of the pain away from you, but only time and God can do that. You are missed at John Deere. God Bless you and Your Family
  • by a parent Location: augusta,ga on Oct 14, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    Im a richmond county school bus driver rasing money for this family and asking all other county drivers to do the same..
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    I challenge everyone that has a healthy child to send some sort of a contribution to this family. You never get over losing a child but they also have another child that has lost a sister, a home and we as a community can make a difference.
  • by Angela Location: Appling GA on Oct 13, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    My son went to school with Summer at North Columbia Elementry before she transfered and he remembers her well and said that every one is real said and will miss her. Our family is praying that God helps you throught this time of need and we want you to know that you are not alone this a great community and we will all come together to support a fellow neighbor.
  • by Lisa Location: Augusta on Oct 13, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    My deepest sympathy to the family of this beautiful young girl. Tears were in my eyes when I heard the story. I am a mother and I know the love a parent has for their child/children. My family have you in our prayers and thoughts. Remember our Creator, our Heavenly Father can comfort you also. God bless and our heart goes out to the entire family.
  • by Mom Location: Ga. on Oct 13, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to this family.My daughter went to school with this little girl and just can't believe she is gone.My heart goes out to the family.Keep your heads up; the community and God is with you.I'm so sorry.
  • by george Location: martinez ga on Oct 13, 2009 at 11:38 AM
    I would like to , as well as others, know who the Employer was that let these people go. I would do everything in my power to Black ball that co.
  • by support Location: here on Oct 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    I called three local businesses that i patronize and i asked them to make a donation under their company name in memory of this child to the Harlem baptist Church. Please make a call to atleast one business that you support and let them know that that a need is in our area and you would challenge them to make a donation in their business name.
  • by layla Location: csra on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    hope all the churches in the entire CSRA will join in the fund raising for this. hope the entire community joins, people and companies alike. i cant afford much myself but imagine if everyone sent just $1.00. WOW!
  • by SHANTE Location: AUGUSTA on Oct 13, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    I do not work for John Deere but I will send something to this church for this family. My heart goes out to them.
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