Detroit (WXYZ) – Arieal Lombard loved Cass Tech High School. As a senior, she was in the pep club, the National Honor Society and student Government. She was excited to graduate this year, and wanted to be an anesthesiologist. But instead, she died suddenly, passing out on the stairs at the school she loved.
“It was just such a shock and unexpected,” said Katrina Stokes, Arieal’s aunt.
Her stunned family and friends gathered on Detroit’s east side today , looking at her awards and pictures. Katrina remembers her last conversation with Arieal.
“She went to church on Sunday. She sent me a text, can I use the car to go to church? And I said sure,” recalled Katrina.