Girl literally scared to death in haunted house

I don't think I'll ever use the phrase "scared to death" lightly again. A 16-year-old girl from Ohio recently died while walking through a Halloween-themed, haunted house. Apparently the poor thing got so scared, she passed out and died. Can you believe this? I know what you're probably thinking. What in the hell was going on in that haunted house that led to a girl's death?


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The Ohio Haunted house wasn't necessarily the scariest thing out there. The problem is that 16-year-old, Christian Faith Benge had health problems. According to reports, the high school student was born with a condition called congenitial diaphragmatic hernia, which prevented her lungs from ever developing normally. She was basically living with one lung and had a lot of problems breathing. So something in the haunted house must have scared or startled her enough to trigger her breathing problems.

"She got halfway through the house and just collapsed," her grandmother Betty Benge told ABC 5's News. "She was almost through it." Christian's mother tried saving her daughter by performing CPR but it was too late. "I did CPR until the paramedics arrived. And I trust God. He has the ultimate plan," she said. "She's better off than we are ... because of her faith in Christ I know she's home."

Christian's family claims that her chances of living a long life were unfortunately very slim. "They said she was like a time bomb," her grandmother added. Still, I'm pretty sure the family didn't expect to lose her at just 16 years old. This is devastating!

This story really breaks my heart. It's one thing to lose a loved one to a health condition or illness and it's another thing to lose them to a tontería like this. It just makes things 10 times harder, especially because no one expected something like this to happen. My heart really goes out to all her close family and friends. I have no idea what I'd do if I were in their shoes!

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Topics: accident  death  teens