6-year-old Georgia boy dies of sudden heart attack

Posted at 12:08 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 14:17:31-04

ROCK SPRING, Ga. (WTVC/ CNN) – A family in North Georgia is grieving the loss of their 6-year-old son who died suddenly from a heart problem.

This is the last picture taken of Brantley Chandler.

His mom, Meghan Bryson, said Brantley loved baseball and was on the ball field with his teammates, getting ready to take a team picture when he collapsed.

The next team picture snapped of the Rock Springs Mustangs would be at Lake Funeral home as they said their final goodbyes.

Meghan says Brantley was born with a rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

The CDC reports that the syndrome is so rare, less than a 1,000 children in the United States are born with the defect each year.

It stops the left side of the heart from developing normally.

Meghan says there’s no way she or any mother could’ve prepared for this.

The Rock Spring Athletic Association will hold a special tribute to Brantley on opening day April 13.

Courtesy WTVC via CNN Newsource