Jonathan David Adams, 18, passed away on October 10, 2011. Jonathan was born December 10, 1992 in Midwest City, OK to William David and Johnie Sue (Triplett) Adams. Jonathan graduated from Harrah High School in 2011, where he excelled in football. He was currently enrolled at Northeastern State University where he was a member of the NSU RiverHawks football team. Jonathan was a caring young man that touched everyone with his infectious smile. He enjoyed football, fishing and playing x-box. Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Rena Triplett and Betty Adams; niece, Aubriona Faye Triplett. Survivors include his parents, David and Johnie; sister, Taylor Adams; grandparents, Bill Adams and wife Elida; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will all miss him dearly. Visitation will start on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 12PM to 9PM and on Sunday 8AM to 9PM. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Choctaw Road Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. Funeral Services Provided By: Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home
From koco.com Harrah Teen Dies Weeks After Having Root Canal Published On Oct 25 2011 10:54:40 AM CDT
Former Harrah football player Jonathan Adams died Monday, Oct. 10 after he developed a rare infection following a root canal, his family told Eyewitness News 5. When Adams, 18, first developed a sore throat and fever, doctors thought the Northeastern State football player had strep throat. However, his family now believes he had a serious and rare bacterial infection that led to further complications and his eventual death. The main reason we wanted to (speak to the media) is so nobody else has to do this because if I can keep another parent from going through losing their child at 18, I did my job," said Johnie Adams, Jonathan's mother. Adams was a 280-pound redshirt freshman on the Northeastern State University football team. His father, David Adams, said he hoped to have a future in football after he graduated from college. Adams became sick several weeks after undergoing a root canal. He developed a rare bacterial infection called Ludwig's Angina which causes swelling of the mouth, tongue and throat. It can close off the patient's airway and become deadly. Adams was later put on a respirator and had a feeding tube, his family said. He appeared to be recovering, but he then contracted an additional infection due to a perforated bowel. Adams' father said, "You need to ask questions when you got to the dentist. You need to make sure if they give you antibiotics that you are taking it, whether it's before or after." Adams graduated from Harrah High School where his sister is a junior on the cheerleading squad. She hoped to attend Northeastern State University and cheer for her older brother.
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