Stories of women that lost their life due to the use of
Alexandra Rowan - Age 23, died suddenly from a massive Pulmonary Embolism linked to hormonal birth control pill.
Erika Langhart - Age 24, Died suddenly from a massive pulmonary embolism linked to the NuvaRing.
Brittany Malone - Age 23, Death linked to the NuvaRing - Massive Blood Clot
Brittany Malone - DEATH DIAGNOSIS: Acute respiratory failure, diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage. Diffuse venous thromboembolism with deep venous thrombosis, severe anoxic brain damage.
It was 12:30 a.m. on December 1, 2012 when my wife and I were awoken by 2 simultaneous phone calls. The first call came from our youngest daughter Morgan to my wife’s cell phone which she keeps at her bedside. When my wife’s phone rang, she stepped out of our bedroom to take the call and I immediately could tell that something terrible had occurred.
The 2nd call came to my cell phone from our eldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was calling from the hospital to tell me that Brittany had been taken by ambulance to the emergency room after she her rolled back suddenly and she stopped breathing at Morgan’s house....read more
Lauren Alexander - Age 20, Died while using generic Yaz pill, Loryna
On the morning of Monday January 28th, 2013 at about 10:30 AM the telephone rang. We were about to receive the dreaded call that no parent ever wants to receive. For whatever reason, I picked up the receiver to hear a woman’s voice speaking English with a French accent asking me if I was the father of Lauren Alexander. The cadence of her words and the background noise told me that there was a serious problem.
At that instant, a cold chill passed through me and my heart skipped a beat. Her name was Elisabeth, a hospital social worker informing us that our beautiful twenty year old daughter Lauren, a 3rd year student majoring in Russian Studies and French Literature at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec had been brought to the Montreal General Hospital Emergency Room unresponsive after being found on the second floor landing in the stairwell of her apartment building that morning while returning from grocery shopping.
Lauren was resuscitated and stabilized in the emergency room and was now being moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Lauren was in grave condition having been struck down suddenly and most unexpectedly by what turned out to be a massive pulmonary embolism....read more
Julia West Ross - Age 29, Death linked to the NuvaRing
Julia lived in Southern California after completing an M.A. in Economics and had gotten married just five weeks before to her sweetheart Eric. She was so happy and we were all so very happy for her. I talked with Julia on Tuesday night and all was well. She and Eric were so excited, as they were to leave for their delayed honeymoon that weekend. Nothing seemed wrong. Then on Thursday night I got a phone call from Eric that Julia was in the ER.
Eric told me that Julia had been feeling a little tired, and that as she walked to her car on Wednesday night she experienced a moment of tunnel vision. At home she climbed in bed to rest, as she wasn’t feeling well.
Thursday morning she stayed home from work, which was not at all like her. Later that morning she called Eric, asking him to take her to Urgent Care, as something was very wrong. She couldn’t breathe, felt very weak and was vomiting. Eric rushed home and took her to Urgent Care...read more.
Amy Westbrook - Age 22
I stand amid the roar Of a surf tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand- How few! Yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep, while I weep! O God! Can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp?
O God can I not save One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream
(Edgar Allan Poe)
This was one of Amy’s favorite poems. She was a 22-year-old college student that was enjoying the university experience for the first time. Being away from home: the freedom, the fun, but not necessarily the studying. Amy was our youngest daughter, 5 years younger than her sister and 7 years younger than her brother. Growing up she absolutely adored her big brother; anything he said or did was gospel. They were very close. She became closer to her sister as she followed her to Colorado State to go to college where her sister became her advisor and friend at school...read more
Michelle Cummins Death - Age 18 Parents believe she died due to a blood clot caused by the Yaz birth control pill.
When Joan Cummins said goodbye to her 18-year-old daughter before her first term at university, she consoled herself by thinking she'd be back for Christmas.
But Michelle Pfleger never did come home. Instead, after less than a month at Elon University, North Carolina, she collapsed and died from a massive blood clot - after taking the birth control pill to treat her acne...read more /michelle-phleger.html
Brain Grenade - Sarah McCormick's Blood Clot & Stoke Story
On Sunday, April 14, 2013 I woke up with a headache. This wasn’t unusual for me; I had battled chronic headaches and occasional migraines for over ten years. I had tried almost every available solution, but never found relief. This headache was worse than normal, but since I had already made plans with my dad to hike the Manitou Springs Incline that day, I resorted to my usual option; suck it up, smile, and push through the pain. I got to my dad’s house and he could see in my eyes that my headache was getting worse. He offered up the option to go to Barnes & Noble, get a latte at Starbucks and look through travel magazines instead. I conceded because I was in pain, and also because this was another one of my favorite ways to spend time with him....download Sarah's Story /uploads/3/1/0/0/31005869/brain_grenade_by_sarah_mccormick.docx
Amelia Best - Age 22
Chelsea Sturgill - Age 20
Jackie Bozicev - Age 32
Megan Henry - Age 25
Madison Isler - Age 18
Lyndsey Agresta - Age 27
Kande Garver - Age 29
Dana Jenn - Age 40
Amanda jean Beaulieu - Age 26
La Monica Green - Age 17
Angela Miller - Age 28
Tracy Wells - Age 29
Rachel Lietzke Payne - Age 22
Arianna Pena - Age 21
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