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Isabelle Meehan's family thinks diabetes caused her to crash her car

17-year-old fighting for her life
Posted at 6:13 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 19:08:53-05

The family of a Warren County teen believe a medical condition caused her to crash her car Tuesday,  sending her to the hospital in critical condition.

Isabelle Meehan, 17, has Type 1 diabetes, they said. 

“She drove 20 minutes north of our house because she was so disoriented from her low blood sugar and she just kept driving because she didn't know where she was," her sister Abby said. 

Isabelle's older sisters, Abby and Eleni, have been with her since she arrived at Cincinnati Children's Hospital on Tuesday.

“Prayers are really bringing small miracles,” Abby said.

“Right now we're just praying that everything continues to go in a positive direction because it started off really downward,” Eleni said. “The doctors were able to work on her really well and we definitely think the prayers are helping, too."

The family says Isabelle was driving home from an ACT tutoring session on when she became disoriented, passed out and crashed on Montgomery Road north of Strout Road, near Morrow.

She was ejected from her car.

Isabelle is a junior at Ursuline Academy, where she's the manager of the volleyball team. She is the youngest of three girls, but her sisters say she’s the strongest.

“We're just so proud of the way she's struggling and fighting with this," Abby said.

“She's so strong, She's a fighter,” said Eleni. “Even in her unconscious state she's been able to give us a thumbs-up yesterday, which was like the best thing that could've ever happened to us. Through all her pain she's still telling us it's going to be OK, she's going to fight through it."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help offset medical costs.