5. A Turn For The Worst
The next day, doctors tried to fix Lee’s aneurysm. Everything seemed okay at first, however, things suddenly took a turn for the worse much later. The doctors informed Eric that they were unable to repair the effects of Lee’s aneurysm. Ten hours later, Lee passed away. Go to slide 4 to read about their daughter’s teary reaction.
4. Telling The Family
Eric didn’t want to tell his oldest daughter right away, especially since she was traveling from Florida. Driving is hard enough without having to hear that kind of news. But once he did, she broke down in tears. His mother-in-law even traveled to stay with the family so that she could be there for her precious grandchildren.
3. Aneurysm Statistics
Aneurysms usually occur in people who are ages 35 to 60, and they most commonly affect women. Most people feel fine at first and often do not show signs of a rupture. Aneurysms may be scary, yet ruptures are actually quite rare. Ruptures happen to about 30,000 people in the U.S. each year, and 40 percent of those cases result in death within 24 hours.
2. An Easter Holiday Celebration
Easter was Lee’s favorite holiday, and it hurt the family to have her gone during this time. But because Lee loved Easter so much, the family decided to still hold an Easter egg hunt in her honor. They also let 42 balloons go and talked about their favorite memories with Lee. Click on slide 1 to see the outpouring of support.
1. A GoFundMe Has Been Set Up
Medical expenses can be daunting, especially with such tragic events. With such skyrocketing bills, a GoFundMe account has been set up to help Eric and his family to help with the money problems. It may not bring Lee back, but at least it will help ease some of the financial burden.
The story of Lee Broadway is truly heartbreaking. It just goes to show you that you need to cherish the ones you love because you never know what might happen. In the case of Lee, what seemed like a common ailment ended in tragedy. Now her family has to deal with the tragic loss of a devoted mother who lived for her children. Though they try, it will be hard to move on.
This story should move people to hug those closest to them, and most importantly, to tell them how much they love them.
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