‘Dying with dignity’: The life-changing story of a young woman who survived a heart attack
Posted On July 29, 2021
A 19-year-old college student died after she was rushed to a hospital with a life-threatening infection in June.
She was rushed after taking a pill that caused a severe allergic reaction in her chest.
The woman’s father had not been able to go to work for several days and the young woman had been sleeping in a bedroom at home.
She died two days later in the intensive care unit at University Hospital of Melbourne, about 60 kilometres from her home in Melbourne’s north-west.
Dr Ravi Raghavan said she was in shock at the way her daughter died.”
She was a pretty, pretty sweet girl, she loved school, she enjoyed sports and she was always interested in academics, she had a great sense of humour,” Dr Raghavans said.
She had recently started her second year at the university and was planning to pursue her PhD in psychology.
She would have celebrated her 21st birthday this week.
Dr Ramakrishnan said the family was devastated by the sudden death.”
My daughter was the sweetest person I’ve ever known and she had the best smile,” Dr Ramakrant said.”
We lost her in the blink of an eye.”
Our hearts go out to her family.”
Topics:emergency-incidents,health,federal—state-issues,health-policy,health—organisations,australiaFirst posted March 06, 2020 19:07:36Contact Sarah WillsMore stories from New South Wales