The Winthrop, Maine community is mourning Kelsey Toneton after she died following a collapse caused by a pulmonary embolism.
Kimberly Stoneton, the mother, revealed the cause on Facebook.
Kelsey, 17, was rushed to the Maine Medical Center in Portland but died over the weekend.
Kelsey “had everything going for her,” father Joel Stoneton told the Kennebec Journal.
“She was a pretty girl, was top five in her class and was captain of the field hockey team,” he said. “She meant everything to us.”
“She was always smiling, always smiling, and she brought that to our family,” Joel Stoneton said. “I’m not just saying that because she was my daughter, too. She was such a happy girl, a joy to be around all the time.”
Tributes for Stoneton poured in via social media and personal messages to the family.
“Prayers for my friend Joel Stoneton and his family on the loss of Kelsey. Absolutely heartbreaking,” said Kalle Oakes.
“My heart goes out to the Stoneton family. Kelsey, you were such a sweet girl. I’ll hold our camp memories close forever. Rip beautiful,” added Amber Burris.
“I give my deepest condolences to the Stoneton family and Kelsey’s friends. She was truly a great girl and will live on,” said Gracie, another Twitter user.
Kimberly said that there will be a wake at Roberts Funeral Home on Wednesday, with visiting hours from 1-3 p.m. and again from 6-9 p.m.
“We would love to receive stories of how Kelsey has affected your life,” she said. “We ask you write them down and bring them with you.”