16 Year Old Girl Dies From Energy Drinks and Now Her Family Needs Your Help


Lanna Hamann, a 16 year old from Peoria, Arizona, died from a heart attack Saturday night (June 14, 2014) while vacationing with friends in Rocky Point, Mexico.

Lanna’s mother, Kris Hamann told KPHO Phoenix that her daughter had been drinking energy drinks all day and not drinking water.

Early Saturday evening, Lanna expressed that she was not feeling well to the father of one of her friends. Her body then went into cardiac arrest and she died.

“(Parents should) make sure they’re watching their kids. (Watch) what they’re drinking and (make sure) they’re drinking water instead of an energy drink,” Lanna’s mother said.

Kris plans to travel to Mexico today to sign her only child’s death certificate.

Because of complications with Lanna’s birth certificate, the U.S.-based mortuary the family is using was not able to bring Lanna’s body back to the United States. Her family needs help affording the cost of bringing Lanna home. Kris Hamann said the total cost so far has exceeded $13,000.

The Hamann family has set up an account with Wells Fargo banks. If you’d like to help out, simply go to any branch and tell an employee you’d like to make a donation to the Lanna Hamann Memorial Fund.