The death of a young lady, Dolapo Ajayi, was reported in the news some few days ago. She died on the day that her grandfather was being buried.
The 26 year old lady was the daughter of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Hungary, Dr Eniola Olairan Ajayi, and they were all at Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State at the burial of Dolapo’s grandfather before the tragedy struck.
The former first lady of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, sent condolence message to her friend, Ambassador Eniola Olaitan Ajayi.
In a piece titled, Loud Whispers: When there are no words, published on her website, Mrs. Fayemi narrated the events that led to the death of the 27-year-old Dolapo Ajayi.
In her condolence message to Ajayi, Fayemi said people had gathered to bury Ambassador Ajayi’s father when Dolapo suddenly dropped dead. Autopsy reports later indicated that the young lady died of ruptured brain aneurysm.
Fayemi revealed her helplessness in the face of such an incident.
Part of her piece reads, “Friday, April 20, 2018 was one of the worst days of my life.
“A very close friend of mine lost her 27-year-old daughter the same day she was burying her 98-year-old father.
“We had all gathered to celebrate the life of a wonderful man who had spent all his life raising generations of teachers. What was meant to be a joyous occasion turned into an unspeakable tragedy when my friend’s daughter died suddenly after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.
“It was the kind of day that shook people’s faith to the core, a day when we all kept pinching ourselves to see if we would wake up from the nightmare.
What is ruptured brain aneurysm?
According to authorities at Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic, an aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge or weakening of an artery wall. As the bulge grows, it becomes thinner and weaker.
It can become so thin that the blood pressure within can cause it to leak or burst.
Aneurysms usually occur on larger blood vessels at the fork where an artery branches off.
A ruptured aneurysm releases blood into the subarachnoid space around the brain. When an aneurysm bursts, it releases blood into the spaces between the brain and the skull. This space is filled with cerebrospinal fluid that bathes and cushions the brain.