DETROIT – Family and friends said their final goodbyes to the Northwestern High School student who suffered cardiac arrest during a basketball game.
Cartier Woods, 18, was followed by a powerful display outside the high school on Thursday (Feb. 16).
Students gathered in front of the school as the casket was transferred from the hearse to a horse-drawn buggy.
A Detroit Public Schools Community District spokesperson said the tribute allowed the students to give their classmate a final farewell.
Woods died Tuesday (Feb. 7), a week after his heart stopped on the basketball court.
Woods was rushed to the hospital Tuesday (Jan. 31) during a game against Douglass High School at Northwestern. He suffered a cardiac episode and was listed in critical condition.
The family told Local 4 that Woods did not have a pulse after he went into cardiac arrest, but the doctors at Henry Ford Hospital were able to sedate him before putting him on life support. His aunt, who is his legal guardian, decided to remove him from life support after his vital signs continued to be absent.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with medical expenses.