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Student Training to Be the ‘world’s Best Nurse’ After a Tragic Accident at Airbnb, a Man Dies in Mexico
Leah Pearse, a 20-year-old Simmons University nursing student, died on January 6 after returning from a beach day in Cancun. Melissa Montoya wrote this. Published at 08:10 PM on January 12, 2023. Last week, a woman from Massachusetts died while on vacation in Mexico.
Leah Pearse, a 20-year-old Simmons University nursing student, died on Jan. 6 after returning to her Airbnb from a day at the beach in Cancun. According to an obituary, Pearse’s room keys were locked inside the third-floor flat, and she attempted to enter by jumping onto the balcony.
“Tragically, she slipped, fell, and died quickly,” the obit says. ‘It’s Bad to Hate,’ a gay couple tells a woman spraying them with holy water outside a Mexican church. Pearse, who was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was a 5-year Master of Nursing student at Simmons University. At Mass General Hospital, she worked as a certified nursing assistant.
“Leah needed an outlet for her love and desire to assist others, thus her greatest life goal was to become the best nurse in the world,” according to the obituary. Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten said in a statement that the institution was devastated by Pearse’s death.
“Leah was known for bringing out the best in others via her confidence, compassion, and sense of humor. Her lifetime ambition was to become a nurse, and she excelled in the accelerated five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science nursing degree program “Wooten stated.
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“We send our heartfelt sympathies to Leah’s family, friends, and everyone in our community who has been affected by this tragedy. Students and staff can access counseling and support services.” A high school senior has died. Following a cardiac arrest at school that the family claims occurred during gym class. Pearse was a hard worker who found joy in life, according to his obituary.
“Leah was having a fantastic time in college, building connections with everyone she encountered,” according to the obituary. “If you knew Leah, you’d know she threw everything on the table right away. People felt they knew her after just one interaction, and they often fell in love with her right away because of the ease she brought to every place she entered.”
Never miss a story again — subscribe to PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to receive the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to intriguing human interest stories. Pearse graduated from Haverhill High School’s Classical Academy in 2020 and relocated to Boston. Haverhill is approximately one hour north of Boston.