10/24/2007 7:20 AM ET
The family of Shalita K. Middleton released the following statement Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, 2007:
"At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, Shalita K. Middleton passed from this world into God's arms. She struggled valiantly over the last several weeks and she was an inspiration to all of her friends both in Washington D.C. and in Delaware, as well as her family members, especially her mother Lavita and her father Tom. Ultimately, however, the internal injuries that she suffered were in the end too critical to overcome.
"The family would like to extend its deep appreciation to the physicians and staff at Christiana Hospital.
"The family would also like to thank the administration of Delaware State University for its support during these difficult and painful times."
The family will have no more comment at this present time on the passing of Ms. Middleton.