Aminah Jennifa Ahmed Died After Walk: Family Launches Charity On Behalf Of Student, 22, Who Died On Graduation Day, Brain Aneurysm Suspected

May 23, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Aminah Jennifa Ahmed, a 22-year-old student with a promising future, died just hours after graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington. It is believed that Aminah Jennifa Ahmed, who worked so hard to obtain her degrees in biology and business, died due to a brain aneurysm.

Aminah Jennifa Ahmed

Aminah Jennifa Ahmed may be gone, but her dreams will be fulfilled by her family and friends. Last Friday, loved ones gathered to see Aminah Jennifa Ahmed, a happy and accomplished young woman, take the stage to receive her degrees in biology and business from the University of Texas at Arlington.

After the graduation ceremony, Miss Ahmed told her father, Shamsul Ahmed, she had a headache and vomited several times on campus. When Aminah Jennifa Ahmed arrived home, still feeling sick, she went to take a nap.

Moments later, she told her father that she could not breathe and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared brain dead. Ahmed was put on life support, but she died the following day. Shamsul Ahmed explained:

“There was zero symptoms, zero signs, zero everything [before graduation day,].She said she had a headache and throwing up, and that’s it.”

“The family is in immense pain having seeing their daughter graduate literally hours before she was declared completely brain dead. Please keep her and them in your sincerest,” Omar Suleiman, the director of the Islamic Learning Foundation and an Imam in Texas, wrote on his Facebook page.

Texas doctors believe that Ahmed suffered a brain aneurysm. According to Web MD:

“A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. In most cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In rare cases, the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing a stroke. When a brain aneurysm ruptures, the result is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Depending on the severity of the hemorrhage, brain damage or death may result.”

Aminah Jennifa Ahmed had plans to become a physician’s assistant and do some good in the world by helping people in South Asia, especially her home country of Bangladesh.

To complete his daughter’s mission, Mr. Ahmed has launched the Aminah Sees charity and is hoping to collect $1 million dollars to help children in impoverish Asian countries. The GoFundme page reads:

“We all love Aminah and want her to make an impact in the world through the change she made in us. We want to carry out her dream by asking you to help. We are seeking donations to begin a program called “Aminah Sees.” We want to start off by making her dream of helping South Asian children get access to suitable vision care and glasses. Please assist this cause by making a donation or offering a prayer to allow a child to see Aminah’s vision come to life. We hope this becomes a continuous charity (Sadaqa Jariah) for her.
With love. “

Aminah Jennifa Ahmed’s name will live on through her family’s efforts to help others.


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  1. mj says:

    Rest in Peace, dear one. I can’t begin to imagine the pain her parents must be experiencing. She was very loved obviously and I could only wish my parents cared enough to attend my college graduation. It sounds like the time you all shared with her, even her short time on this Earth, was filled with love, happiness and many wonderful memories. Hold onto that. Hold onto each other and know it’s not the duration, but the wonderful memories you all shared. May Peace Be with you.

  2. TRELL SCOTT says:


  3. Jim says:

    What an idiot I am, I think I have problems and bad luck!! God bless this poor girl and her family. I am going to look at thinks differently now in dedication to this wonderful young girls memory. She is already making an impact on the world starting with me!! Thank you Ahminah!!

  4. LittleOne says:

    My heart breaks for the family, this is so sad and Pray
    her visions will be accomplished by her family and friends.
    R.I.P. Ahminah!!

  5. Karen says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know the feeling. My sister passed away in November of a brain aneurysm. The day before she had her aneurysm, her oldest daughter had gotten married. It was a beautiful wedding and took weeks of planning on my sister’s part. She had been complaining of a headache the week before but she thought it was due to the stress of getting ready for the wedding. It’s been six months now and I still can’t believe she is gone. My prayers go out to your family.

  6. DeeDee says:

    May you rest in peace little one. Prayers of comfort and strength to your family and friends.

  7. B-RAD says:


    • susan082368 says:

      Seriously? What if it was your family or friend? Your ignorance is apparent.

    • Delta5-1 says:

      You dirty rotter! What kind of a sick SOB are you to mock someone’s death. Seeing as you’re too stupid to know what causes aneurysms perhaps I’ll shed some light: for the most part they are caused by genetic conditions or being a life long chain smoker/binge drinker, not a piece of cloth you miserable wretch.

    • sara says:

      Just for your information they do not wear it on their heads 24/7, and if a woman has the right to be half naked in front of everyone then why shouldn’t she have the right to cover up her body, I mean who are you to judge?

    • Vicky says:

      Wow…what an ignorant and insensitive POS you are.

  8. random says:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Forget about the a$$hole on this thread. He just wants attention.

  9. Sonia says:

    I had just lost my father and I can tell ya it is difficult to say good bye. May she rest in peace and her memory live on. I pray her family will be showered with support and love.

  10. Susan C says:

    What a tragedy. This beautiful accomplished young woman taken before her time. RIP and my condolences to her family .

  11. andrew lautin says:

    As tortuous as this is, and the likelihood that this was lifelong, born with this – we must privilege the ambition to look at the structure for agents that can seed and weaken the arterial bed.

    this may sound too sterile, clinical. It is meant only in the spirit of investigation, which is what this student of biology stood for.

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