A 20-year-old sorority girl has died after suffering complications following a pancake-eating contest held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The New York Daily News reports that Caitlyn Nelson had eaten several pancakes when she began shaking uncontrollably and fell to the floor. Police officers arrived shortly after receiving a 911 call, but found her unresponsive and not breathing. Nelson was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and was studying social work. She also volunteered with trauma victims--which she was inspired to do after losing her own father, a police officer, in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. "She was a sweet, sweet, sweet kid. Full of life. Vibrant. It’s horrible," a family friend notes. "Her mom kept that kid focused on the straight and narrow. To die for a charity eating pancakes after the dad went down is terribly sad. You worry about everything else that could go wrong with your kids and this happens."
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