GoFundMe set up for family of 3-year-old who died during dental procedure in Wichita

Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 4:24 PM EDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A GoFundMe has been set up to assist the family of a three-year-old boy who died during a dental procedure on Tuesday.

The page identifies the boy as Abiel Zapata-Valenzuela.

Wichita police said officers were dispatched to a location in west Wichita around 8 a.m. to assist EMS. Someone called 911 to report that a child had become unresponsive during a dental procedure. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. It’s believed the boy had an unanticipated reaction to medicine provided during the dental procedure.

“As a parent I cannot possibly imagine the pain of losing a child. The family needs time and space to grieve, and I wish for them to not have worry about financial expenses while doing so,” reads a statement on the GoFundMe page. “Any donations made will go directly to the family, and will be used to help cover expenses that will come up during this hard time.”

The Wichita Police Department said a three-year-old boy died Wednesday morning during a dental procedure.

Wichita police officers were dispatched to an Assist EMS call in the 3900 block of N Maize around 8 a.m. on Tuesday. A 911 caller reported a child becoming unresponsive at that location while receiving dental treatment.

EMS took the child to an area hospital where he later died. Police said they believe the child had an unanticipated reaction to medicine provided during the dental procedure.

No criminal investigation is underway.

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