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UPDATE: 4-year-old Charles City girl dies after seizure

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Grief is hovering over a community after the death of a 4-year-old girl.

"Bubbly, big glasses and bright colors...that's Gabbi," says her aunt, Keisha Cunnings.

The Charles City Community School District posted on Facebook Sunday  that one of their preschool students died. The post says 4-year-old Gabriella Roundy was a student at Washington Elementary School.

The 4-year-old passed away Saturday at the Floyd County Medical Center following a brief illness. KWWL spoke with her aunt, Keisha Cunnings, who said Gabbi had a grand mal seizure.

"Gabbi was at school on Friday. It was just a brief illness, she passed suddenly and it was unexpected...it just happened," she says.

School counselors will be available this week for grief support.

Cunnings says the Charles City community is rallying behind her family to help them through this difficult time.

"We are just very grateful to have the people around us who are giving us love and support, it's what's helping us right now," Cunnings says.

There is a GoFundMe Page that has been set up to help with funeral arrangements in Chicago where a majority of Gabbi's family lives. Click here for the GoFundMe Page. 

Gabbi would have turned five in January. She has an older and younger sister.

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