This Would Not Have Happened If We Were Educated on Blood Clots: Leah’s Story

This Would Not Have Happened If We Were Educated on Blood Clots: Leah’s Story

As told by her mother, Dawn.

My daughter Leah was a healthy 20-year-old college student who needed a pretty extensive knee surgery in 2017.

She came home from Purdue and had the surgery on May 12, 2017 so she could be ready to get back for fall semester. On June 5, 2017, she had a pulmonary embolism and passed away. It was the worst day of my life as I was home with her and now relive it every single day.

It should not have happened and probably wouldn’t have if we would have been educated about blood clots. She was not prescribed any type of medication to help prevent this. We are heartbroken and our lives are forever changed.

She left behind me, her father, two brothers and so many friends and family who loved her so much.

This experience has made us want to educate others and get people moving after any type of surgery!


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