ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Acute heart failure has been determined as the cause of death of 14-year-old Nyne Tweed, who collapsed and died during play at the Adele School for children with special needs.
The Potters teen, who met his demise on May 10, was born with a hole in his heart and doctors reportedly assured relatives it would close as he aged. This never happened, according to the dead boy’s grandfather Roy Browne.
Browne, who raised the teen from birth, believes the heart defect led to the tragedy, although the pathologist has not confirmed that.
The distraught grandfather said he has had trouble dealing with the grief because he never expected to lose his “best friend.”
The funeral is set for June 6, but the venue for the service is yet to be determined.
Browne expressed gratitude to Education Minister and constituency representative Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro for the financial and moral support she and the ministry have given to the family following the incident.
Adele School is a government-subsidised school for children who have mild to severe handicaps or learning disabilities.
Tweed’s disabilities included not being able to grasp reading and writing but, according to his granddad, he had an ear for music and was great at memorising poetry.