GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A girls basketball player passed away at the hospital Thursday night after collapsing during her travel-league basketball practice.
Danielle Kidd-Robinson, 17, was a junior and a starter on the Godwin Heights High School team.
"Danielle was a fun loving girl that everybody loved. You never saw her with a frown on her face. She was always laughing and smiling," said Tia Cleveland, Kidd-Robinson's mother.
Kidd-Robinson was running full-court sprints during practice at the Mac Fitness Center in Grand Rapids when she collapsed to the floor and didn't get up.
Kidd-Robinson's sister, who is on both the travel team and the high school team, saw it all happen and ran over to her sister.
We're told others came to help, but Kidd-Robinson's body was limp and her breathing and pulse was shallow.
When the ambulance arrived, she was not breathing, and although doctors worked on her for hours, they were not able to bring her back.
"Just seeing her lying there on that table, lifeless, and so cold, it wasn't really happening," said Cleveland.
Cleveland said an autopsy showed that she died of a brain aneurysm.
Cleveland said the school community has shown their support during this time.
"When I left the hospital and got on Facebook, all you could see is 'oh my God,' not Danielle. Is this a dream. I want to wake up," said Cleveland.
Funeral arrangements are still pending.
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