Remembering Sia

Sia Christine Yorker was born July 15th, 1991 at Bethesda Naval Medical Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland.

Sia loved God, was a magnet and loved being around children. She often served as a volunteer at church and in the community.

Sia attended Deltona Lakes Elementary school where she fondly served as a reporter for the school television program and also enjoyed working as a hall patrol monitor. While attending Galaxy Middle School she participated as a vocalist for the school choir and loved playing soccer. During her tenure at Pine Ridge High School, she mentored many, was an active member of Christian Athletes and became soccer team captain. Sia aspired to become a pediatric doctor and attended the University of North Florida and later Seminole State Community College and was then accepted into the Medical Program in Gainesville, Florida in June 2011 and was to begin classes in August of 2011.

Sia loved taking pictures and was often found with a camera in her hand. She also loved sports, fashions-shopping (High Heel Shoes) theatre, beaches, traveling, all types of music and spending time with family and friends.

June 18th, 2011, Sia Christine Yorker (19 years of age) was found semi-conscious with a towel under her head on the bathroom floor complaining that her head was hurting. My husband called the ambulance, and Sia was taken to the community hospital where she had a seizure. A CAT SCAN was performed and revealed bleeding on the right side of her brain. Sia was immediately airlifted to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida to be monitored by a Neurologist, however, upon her arrival, she was immediately taken into surgery. After surgery Sia remained in a coma for 3 days, on June 21st, 2011 Sia Christine Yorker transitioned from Earth to Heaven due to a “Sudden Acute Brain Hemorrhage”.

It is nice to know that Sia has touched so many lives in such a short period of time, including our very own.

We are rewarded for knowing that her legacy inspires and continues to propel others to prosper and move forward.

What comforts our hearts the most is that Jesus Christ is her Lord and Savior and to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!