An Orange County high school tennis star who collapsed over a week ago during a workout died Wednesday afternoon, her parents confirmed in a statement.
Morgan Wilson, 17, suffered a cardiac arrest on July 8 while running at the Anaheim Tennis Center. She was revived before being taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where she was put in a medically induced coma in critical condition.
Her father said the girl had no signs of any health problems.
"Morgan was a strong and passionate girl who loved life," her parents Scott and Debbie Wilson said in a statement. "She was positive and a role model for others."
Morgan Wilson was the captain of the girls’ tennis team at Esperanza High School, and a member of the school’s track team. She began playing tennis at the age of 6 and had left a family vacation early to attend a tennis camp last week.
On July 10, dozens of family members and friends gathered at the high school to pray for her recovery.
Her friend Jake Rowland described her as a "go-getter" and a determined player who practiced "countless hours every single day."
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In their statement, Scott and Debbie Wilson thanked supporters for their prayers and urged others to learn CPR.
"No family should have to go through the loss of a child," they said. "We believe that Morgan's life could have been saved had CPR been administered in a timely fashion."
Morgan Wilson had registered to be an organ donor, her parents said, and the family is working with OneLegacy to donate her organs.