Christian Living: After Tweeting ' Thank You God for Another Year of Life '
Co-Ed Dies On Birthday
|Ariane Noelle Patterson, 21, died shortly after Tweeting "'Thank You God for Another Year Of Life" on Tuesday, Jan. 17. It was her 21st birthday.|
It was Ariane Noelle Patterson's 21st birthday, and she was grateful to be alive.
The Gardner-Webb University student took to her Twitter account on Jan. 17 and posted the message: "Thank you God for another year of life."
Hours later, she collapsed during a religion class and was rushed to nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the Associated Press reports.
The senior at the North Carolina Christian college was originally from Delaware and majored in religious studies, the Gaston Gazette reports. She had recently obtained a work-study position managing multimedia for campus ministries.
The cause of her death is still under investigation
The university released the following statement on its Facebook page:
We are deeply saddened and in shock by this monumental loss. We pray for Ariane's family and friends during this difficult time, and hope they will somehow find peace in the midst of this tragedy. No words can truly express how we collectively feel as a university during this time.