No One Should Have to Bury Their Child: Brianne’s Story

No One Should Have to Bury Their Child: Brianne’s Story

As told by her mother Nancy

My world changed in 2014 when my 22-year-old daughter Brianne died in my arms. I was in so much shock that she passed away. She had leg pain, then trouble breathing, and I just couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I didn’t know why until the medical examiner conducted an autopsy.

The medical examiner called me and said Brianne had a DVT in her leg and her lungs were full of blood clots. I was devastated. If I only knew more about DVT and pulmonary embolism I could have spoken up. I kept insisting something wrong. We never found out why she had blood clots.

I promised I would get the word out so others could be saved. No one should have to bury their child.


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