A Pennsylvania teacher died after she laughed so hard she fell off a balcony while vacationing in Mexico, according to relatives.
Sharon Regoli Ciferno, of Lower Burell, died Monday of injuries suffered from the fall two weeks ago during a brief mother-daughter trip, according to PennLive. She was 50.
Her brother, David Regoli, said that she was sitting on a roof-top deck at a friend’s home when she lost balance. He insisted that alcohol did not play a role in the accident.
“She was sitting on the bench when she started laughing very hard and when she put her head back she lost her balance and fell back,” he told PennLive.
Ciferno sustained injuries to her body and brain from the fall. She was transported back to the U.S. to the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she underwent multiple procedures.
“Her injuries proved to be more than she could handle and the family made the most difficult decision that we could make and we let her go,” Regoli said.
The 50-year-old mom was a sixth grade social studies at Huston Middle School. School officials said counselors will be made available to students.
“She wore her heart on her sleeve,” Huston Middle School Principal Brian Ferra told Trib Live. “She would do anything for anyone.”
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