NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark – The family of 18-year-old Victoria Moody, who was a senior cheerleader at North Little Rock High School, say her memory will live on after she unexpectedly died Sunday evening.
Moody’s older sister, Brooke McCarty, says her sister was perfectly healthy until Sunday evening when she was taken to the hospital by her father Brian Moody because Moody said she wasn’t feeling well.
“She apparently had a pulmonary embolism that was just too far advanced to stop it,” said McCarty.
The family of Moody says that she would have graduated this year, she was also on the High School Varsity Cheerleading and competition team.
McCarty says cheerleading was Moody’s entire world, she loved her teammates, coaches, and the sport.
“I just wish more than anything that she would be here, and I just don’t really understand how it happened, or why it happened,” said McCarty.
She adds that her sister was and still is a wonderful person with a bright future.
“She was absolutely the best human being I knew. and I’m forever grateful for the 18 years that I got to be with her,” said McCarty. “She was going to go to University of Arkansas or Mississippi State, she had gotten scholarships, and she got invited into the honors program.”
The school, students and loved ones have already gathered for a candlelight vigil on Monday and held a balloon release on Tuesday.
Mr. Moody also says the community support has poured in far and wide, with some businesses making merchandise in memory of Moody. He says wants all the proceeds to go to developing more research towards pulmonary embolisms