McCardle was a student at the GRACE Christian School in Raleigh in the last days of the flu, according to Eric Bradley, head of the GRACE Christian School.
Bradley was affiliated with Skyler CaringBridge Online Healthcare magazine. Skyler was in critical condition at the Duke Medical Center after severe flu complications that led to myocarditis, a rare heart inflammation, reports the blog
. She struggled with this disease with all that she had, but, unfortunately, she overloaded her body. Her bravery and power are what we can admire forever, "said the Caring Bridge blog