Britny Kabic, a 19-year-old sophomore at Syracuse University, died on February 12, 2016, in her dorm room at Walnut Hall. She was a student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, majoring in advertising.
A Bright and Talented Student
Britny Kabic was born on July 29, 1996, in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 2014, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the yearbook staff, and the bowling team. She was also a talented singer and dancer, and performed in several musicals and shows.
She enrolled at Syracuse University in the fall of 2014, and quickly made friends and joined activities on campus. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, the Orange Pulse Dance Troupe, and the Advertising Club. She was also an avid fan of the SU basketball team, and attended many games at the Carrier Dome.
She had a passion for advertising and creative writing, and hoped to pursue a career in the field. She was known for her intelligence, creativity, and enthusiasm. She was also described as a kind, caring, and fun-loving person, who always had a smile on her face.
A Struggle with Epilepsy
Britny Kabic was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 16 years old, after she had her first seizure at school. She was prescribed medication to control her seizures, and learned to cope with her condition. She did not let epilepsy stop her from living her life to the fullest, and pursued her dreams and goals with determination and optimism.
However, epilepsy also posed many challenges and risks for her. She had to deal with the side effects of the medication, such as drowsiness, nausea, and mood swings. She also had to avoid certain triggers, such as stress, lack of sleep, and flashing lights. She had to be careful and cautious, and always carry her medication and emergency contact information with her.
She also faced the stigma and misunderstanding that often surround epilepsy and seizures. She had to educate others about her condition, and explain what to do in case she had a seizure. She had to deal with the fear and uncertainty of not knowing when or where a seizure might occur, and how it might affect her health and safety.
A Tragic and Unexpected Death
On the night of February 12, 2016, Britny Kabic went out with some friends to a bar in Loves Park, Illinois. She had a few drinks, but did not appear to be intoxicated or unwell. She returned to her dorm room at Walnut Hall around 2 a.m., and said goodnight to her friends. She seemed to be fine, and did not show any signs of distress or discomfort.
The next morning, her roommate found her unresponsive in her bed. She called 911, and paramedics arrived at the scene. They tried to revive her, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The police said that there was no evidence of foul play or trauma, and that the cause of death was a seizure.
The news of her death shocked and saddened the SU community, and especially her family and friends. They remembered her as a beautiful, vibrant, and loving person, who had a bright future ahead of her. They also raised awareness and funds for epilepsy research and education, in honor of her memory and legacy.
Britny Kabic’s cause of death was a seizure, but her life was much more than that. She was a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a student, who touched the lives of many people with her talent, personality, and spirit. She was a young woman who lived with epilepsy, but did not let it define her. She was a star who shone brightly, but left too soon