BELTON, TX — A Belton teen has died after she suffered an asthma attack while playing with her brothers.
According to the girl's aunt, on Friday, October 4, 13-year-old Esmay Lopez was playing with her brothers when she began to have an asthma attack. Esmay's aunt, Sarah Lopez, said Esmay's mother did everything she could to help her daughter before an ambulance arrived. However, it was too late.
Sarah told 25 News Esmay had been struggling with her asthma recently due to allergies and the seasonal changes.
Esmay was the Belton Tiger Mascot for South Belton Middle School.
"She was a child so full of smiles. She was never mad. She was never sad. She was filled with smiles and laughs," said her aunt.
The Lopez Family is inviting the public to Esmay's services. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Belton Nazarene Church, located at 1701 Sparta Road. The funeral will be held on Thursday, October 10, at 10 a.m. at the Belton Nazarene Church.
The Lopez Family is also holding a fundraiser on Sunday, October 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Quick Stop, located at 308 West Loop 121. There will be an auction, inflatables, and brisket plates for-sale to raise money for the family.
Donations are also being collected for the family through a GoFundMe.