A Rockport bar is hosting a fundraiser Saturday for the family of eight-year-old Martin Ray Campbell, Jr., who fell victim to a mysterious death this week.
“I don’t know if he really had the flu,” Cambell’s mother Jasmine Solis said. “There’s just so many questions.”
Solis says an emergency room sent the boy, nicknamed “Chucky,” home with five prescriptions Sunday night including one for the flu-fighting drug Tamiflu. But, she says a nurse practitioner did not perform a flu test on her son.
Later that night, Solis said Chucky started breaking out in purple splotches and his eyes rolled back in his head. That’s when she called 911.
“I basically was yelling at the dispatcher, ‘you need to get here!’, Solis said.
Solis says paramedics performed CPR on her son and took him to a hospital in Portland. He passed away before she could get there.
“We got to Portland, and he was already gone,” she said. “He was already dead on arrival.”
Medical examiners performed an autopsy and more than a dozen tests on Chucky’s body. The results of those tests aren’t available yet, so the death remains a mystery.
Solis and her family will lay Chucky to rest Tuesday. Paying for all of his funeral services will be made easier thanks to that fundraiser Saturday at Rock Bottom Park and Pub in Rockport. Plates of barbecue will be on sale for $8 starting at 2:00 p.m.