Friends remember University of Arkansas student who died

People close to Hannah Pham, an 18-year-old student at the University of Arkansas who died on Oct. 26 are remembering her as an inspiration.A disease at the age of five left Pham in a wheelchair. Those close to her say that never slowed her down. She got to live out her dream of going away to college and attending the University of Arkansas.”If you talk to her classmates,” said Holly Wall, a friend of the family, “most of them will tell you that they were her best friend, and that’s how she made people feel.”That includes Wall’s oldest son. Pham loved sports and was a manager of plenty of teams. She even showed up the athletes at times. “She would work out with the football players, including my son,” said Wall. “They would meet at club four. She could out-pull, lat-pull any of those guys.”Pham was from Shrevport, Louisiana. Wall says the community is trying to be a rock for the Pham family, as they wait for answers on what happened. “She was invited to a social function,” said Wall. “She didn’t feel well. Went to the restroom and threw up. Unfortunately, aspirated.”Brandy McIntyre made the trip to Fayetteville to visit Pham in the hospital. She’s remembering her for her perseverance.”I was so proud of Hannah for being brave,” she said. “To leave the comfort of our small town and everyone who knew her and take on the world by going up to Arkansas. I’m so proud of her for being that brave.”University of Arkansas police says the case is still under investigation so they won’t release much information.A spokesperson for the University of Arkansas said in a statement to 40/29 “Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and many members of our campus community at this difficult time. We encourage those who feel they may need to talk to someone, to reach out to those on campus or in the community who can help.”

People close to Hannah Pham, an 18-year-old student at the University of Arkansas who died on Oct. 26 are remembering her as an inspiration.

A disease at the age of five left Pham in a wheelchair. Those close to her say that never slowed her down. She got to live out her dream of going away to college and attending the University of Arkansas.

“If you talk to her classmates,” said Holly Wall, a friend of the family, “most of them will tell you that they were her best friend, and that’s how she made people feel.”

That includes Wall’s oldest son. Pham loved sports and was a manager of plenty of teams. She even showed up the athletes at times.

“She would work out with the football players, including my son,” said Wall. “They would meet at club four. She could out-pull, lat-pull any of those guys.”

Pham was from Shrevport, Louisiana. Wall says the community is trying to be a rock for the Pham family, as they wait for answers on what happened.

“She was invited to a social function,” said Wall. “She didn’t feel well. Went to the restroom and threw up. Unfortunately, aspirated.”

Brandy McIntyre made the trip to Fayetteville to visit Pham in the hospital. She’s remembering her for her perseverance.

“I was so proud of Hannah for being brave,” she said. “To leave the comfort of our small town and everyone who knew her and take on the world by going up to Arkansas. I’m so proud of her for being that brave.”

University of Arkansas police say the case is still under investigation so they won’t release much information.

A spokesperson for the University of Arkansas said in a statement to 40/29 “Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and many members of our campus community at this difficult time. We encourage those who feel they may need to talk to someone, to reach out to those on campus or in the community who can help.”

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