Wake Held for 7-Year-Old Who Died After Choking on Food at Brooklyn School
Family and friends on Wednesday remembered the 7-year-old girl who died after choking on food at her Brooklyn school.
A wake for Noelia Echavarria was held in Williamsburg.
Noelia died last Friday, more than a week after she was rushed to the hospital.
Her family says she was at PS 250 when she began choking on a sandwich. They claim an aide went and got the principal instead of immediately rendering the Heimlich maneuver.
Noelia's uncle, Alex Santiago, said she was very loving.
"She was a regular 7-year-old kid, a happy kid," Santiago said. "She sees you sad, she didn't like it. She wants you happy at all times, how she was. And now what, we got to all be sad and bury her."
Noelia was eventually transferred to NYU Langone and put on life support.
David Perecman, an attorney for the family, says they are considering a lawsuit against the city.
"The main player in anything like this is Noelia, and she can't tell us anything anymore, so we have to find it out from other people. But we will. We'll piece it together, and we'll find out to what extent there's fault on the part of the city of New York, and if so, we'll continue with a lawsuit," Perecman said.
Noelia will be buried at Linden Hill Cemetery.