It was an undiscovered heart condition that was the cause of young Caleb Logan’s death just last month. The public was shocked and saddened when word of the 13 year old’s death from natural causes was revealed on his family’s social media accounts. Caleb, who was 13 at the time of his passing, was a YouTube sensation along with his two sisters and parents, known to many as The Bratayley’s.
In a new post to their instagram account yesterday the family reveal the cause of young Caleb’s death writing;
The doctor confirmed today that Caleb passed away from a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy that went undetected in his yearly checkups. Caleb didn’t have any symptoms so the doctor said there was nothing we could have done differently. The girls’ hearts were just recently checked and thankfully look the way they should right now. The sadness of losing someone you love is unimaginable. Thank you to everyone who has reached out, your kindness and support continues to help our family. We miss our baked potato everyday. #calebratelife #celebratelife
Shortly after Caleb’s passing his parents made an announcement on a digital memorial for their son about the cause of death.
“Caleb’s death has raised many questions about how and why this could happen to a seemingly healthy boy. Sadly, tests have confirmed today that Caleb passed away from an undetected medical condition.”
According to E!News, there is a family history of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, but I’m sure no one could have forseen a seemingly healthy 13 year old boy just not waking up one morning. So sad! As his parents stated on the insta post, they have had Caleb’s sisters checked to make sure they are in no danger, and I’m sure they will monitor them closely now so as to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
This is just so sad to me that something like this could have gone undetected for so long, especially with a family history. Do you have a history of any family illnesses that you make sure your doctors are aware of when you take your kids for their check ups?