Mother of Arwind Santos collapses during SMB-TNT game

MANILA, Philippines – The mother of San Miguel Beermen forward Arwind Santos, Arceli Santos, was rushed to the hospital after she collapsed during the third quarter of her son’s game against the Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters on Wednesday, March 18, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Arceli Santos collapsed at the patron section of the arena at the 5:43 mark of the third quarter with TNT ahead 76-58. She was right away placed on a stretched and loaded on an ambulance to bring her to a hospital.

San Miguel Beer players try to comfort a visibly distraught Arwind Santos after his mother was stretchered off the court. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel Beer players try to comfort a visibly distraught Arwind Santos after his mother was stretchered off the court.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

According to Santos’ wife, Ivette Gavieres, Arceli’s nose started to bleed as she began to hyperventilate. Santos’ mother has asthmathic problems, confirmed Gavieres, who mentioned that this is the first time such an incident has occurred.

Arwind initially wanted to finish the game but ultimately decided to leave and attend to his mother. 

UPDATE: Arwind Santos already went out of the game to attend his mom in the hospital. #rstream #PBA2015 pic.twitter.com/G1YfqZLNRa — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) March 18, 2015

– Rappler.com