10-Year-Old New Canaan Boy Died Suddenly Over the Weekend: Superintendent
- Author: Santos West Jan 18, 2018,
Jan 18, 2018, 4:21
A 10-year-old CT boy attending a hockey tournament in neighboring NY state has died from complications caused by the flu.
Former NHL hockey player Martin St. Louis shared a photo of Mallozzi on Twitter after learning about the boy's death.
The boy started feeling sick on Thursday, according to the Advertiser, and left the tournament early because of his illness, according to the Stamford Advocate.
One of Nico's brothers is said to be sick with flu in hospital now, according to the medical director.
Dr. David Reed, the New Canaan health director, confirmed to Channel 3 on Tuesday that Fourth-grader Nico Mallozzi contracted the flu, which caused a pneumonia complication that lead to sepsis and death.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mallozzi family right now.It is a very sad day for all of us, Nico was a great kid with a great smile and he will be missed greatly". Nico always kept you on your toes. The team created a memorial fund for Nico's family.
The schools are planning a gathering at West School Monday from 10 a.m.to noon to offer support for students and parents and "love".
"There are no words to describe the loss we feel", a Mallozzi family statement on the site read.
I know you join me in keeping them in our hearts. According to a tweet from Xavier High School Headmaster Dave Eustis, there will be a moment of silence held in Mallozzi's honor at the New Canaan/Xavier game on January 16.
"The men and women of the NCPD express our deepest condolences to the Mallozzi family with the tragic passing of their son Nico".
Because of the holiday, there was no school on Monday, but the district, opened up the West Elementary School to make sure students had a place to go if they needed someone to talk to. He was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with the flu.
A GoFundMe page set up in Nico's name has raised more than $100,000 in just two days.