Mom Thought It Was A Migraine. Two Days Later She Was Gone

Some of the worst moments in life can happen without warning. One day everything is fine, and the next, your world comes crashing down. One family in North Carolina knows this all too well.

Lee Broadway, mother of four and wife to Eric Broadway, was experiencing what was thought to be an intense migraine, or as she called it, the “worst headache of her life.” But neither Eric nor his children could imagine they would lose a loved one two days after Lee’s headache began.

Keep reading to find out how this tragic story occurred, and how the family dealt with this crushing blow.

10. Just A Seemingly Average Day


It was a regular April morning, with Lee and Eric sitting outside their home in North Carolina. Lee’s birthday was near, and plans were being made about how to celebrate. Eric later left the house, but then rushed home after Lee texted him about a headache. Lee suffered from migraines before, but this one was hitting her harder than the rest. Two days later, Lee was gone. Go to the next slide to find out more about Lee’s life.

9. Highschool Sweethearts

Lee and Eric were high school sweethearts who had their first child at 18. Eric described Lee as someone who succeeded at everything she attempted, yet she always considered being a mother her first priority. Click to number 8 to learn more about Lee’s and Eric’s beautiful family.

8. Mother Of Four

Lee was the mother of four children: Charlotte (22), Averi (16), Alex (10) and Adrian (8). Lee was devoted to her children and made them her top priority in life. This situation cannot be easy for any of them, especially for the youngest ones who might have trouble understanding what happened to mommy.

7. A Race To The Hospital

After telling Eric that this pain was like no other, Eric rushed to get her to the hospital. The couple probably expected to hear that this was just another migraine, however, nothing could have prepared them for the truth: Lee had a brain aneurysm. While Lee was in serious pain, there was a small glimmer of hope.

6. Level 2 Rank

Lee was told that her aneurysm was ranked as a level 2. This indicated that Lee had a good chance to make it through her ordeal, which probably gave some relief to Eric. However, that was not the case, as heartbreak came later on when doctors delivered some terrifying news to the worried husband.