According to sources familiar with the matter, a student from the University of Georgia has been hospitalized due to a brain hemorrhage that occurred while on spring break in Mexico.
Liza Burke, a senior at UGA, was on her final spring break in Cabo San Lucas with a large group of friends when she complained of a headache during breakfast on March 10th.
Later that day, her friends called a doctor after they were unable to wake her up.
She was immediately taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which led to her brain hemorrhaging. AVM is described by the Mayo Clinic as a tangle of blood vessels that connect arteries and veins, disrupting blood flow and oxygen circulation.
The cause of AVM is not known and it is rarely hereditary.
Burke is currently on life-support and has been transferred from Mexico to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Burke’s friend, Jennifer Ritter, has set up a GoFundMe page to help with her medical expenses.
One of Burke’s friends described her as a ray of sunshine in a Facebook post.