Philippine girls under-15 football team member Celestina Beatrice “Bea” Luna, 16 years old, passed away on Tuesday, May 26.
She was being unconscious and in comatose in the hospital since Sunday, according to PFF women’s administrator Belay Fernando. The young athlete from Baguio City had Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), which is described as a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. Fernando said Luna died due to the complications brought by AVM.
“The Philippine Football Federation (PFF), its officials and staff, join the entire Philippine football community in mourning the loss of Philippine Girls Under-15 National Team Player Celestina Beatrice Luna, who passed away Tuesday, 26 May 2020,” the Philippine Football Federation posted on their website.
Some of the causes of AVM are hemorrhage and stroke. It is asymptomatic and congenital or hereditary. It is often known that a person has this condition by autopsy or when he or she dies.