Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Brazilian Boy Suffers Seven Heart Attacks And Dies

Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa Wiki – Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa Bio

Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa was a Brazilian boy who suffered seven heart attacks and died after being stung by one of the most poisonous scorpions in South America while putting on his shoes.

Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa, from Anhembi in Sao Paulo state, was preparing to go camping with his family on Oct. 23 when he felt a sting on his foot, Newsflash reported.

“As soon as he put on (the shoe), he screamed in pain,” the boy’s mother, Angelita Proenca Furtado, told local media.

“Since we didn’t find what had stung him, we kept looking. But his leg started to get red and he said the pain was increasing,” she said. “That’s when I figured he really was a scorpion and I needed to find him to find out what he was.”


Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa died at the age of 7 years old.

Cause of Death

The frantic family tracked down the culprit, a Brazilian yellow scorpion, or Tityus serrulatus, the variety responsible for the most fatal stings in South America, according to Newsflash.

Angelita and her husband, Eraldo Barbosa, took Luiz to the Hospital de Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo, where his condition initially improved.

Luiz Miguel Furtado Barbosa, 7, was putting on a shoe when he was stung by the deadly scorpion.
“They even took away some medications. He opened his eyes, and tried to talk to me,” Angelita said. “I kissed him and they had to sedate him again because he was very agitated.”

Tragically, the boy suffered a total of seven heart attacks and died two days later, local media said.

The devastated mother said he seemed anxious the day he was bitten.

“We were getting ready to go camping because he loved to play in the water,” she said.

“He, as always, was very anxious. He seemed to want to live everything he had to live in a single day. I realize today that it is as if he is really in a hurry to live,” she added.

Anhembi municipal officials expressed their condolences to the bereaved family and offered their support.

The city reported that it has recorded a total of 54 scorpion-related incidents since the beginning of the year.

“Accidents with scorpions are not rare because the municipality is located on the banks of the Tiete River and has a large forest area,” said the City Council.

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Angelita, who has another son, 5-year-old Joao Felipe, said she is grateful for the time she spent with Luiz.

“I decided that I would make the lesson that Miguelzinho taught me worthwhile because he taught me how to be a mother,” she said, referring to the tragic child by his nickname.

“And I will be for Joao what I stopped being for Luiz. We have to have this mentality instead of feelings of guilt,” said Angelita.

“Not to go back in time and do something different, but I can be different for Joao,” she added.

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