ENCINITAS — About two years ago, Vaughn James Ziegler suffered an aneurysm rupture in his brain when he took a nap at pre-school.
From that point, he never regained any cognitive abilities and was essentially in a vegetative state. Vaughn lived under the care of his parents, Christian and Susan, for the next 18 months before succumbing to a respiratory infection.
“Vaughn was our oldest child and it goes without saying our hearts are broken,” Christian said. “We wish that everyone would attend the paddle-out to celebrate Vaughn’s life, as he loved going to the beach at Swami’s.”