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Old 11-29-2017, 01:19 PM
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Default Patient passes away due to HSCT complications at Northwestern

Carol, 35, was diagnosed with MS last year. Recently married, she was a wife, mother, sister, daughter, public school teacher and school counselor. She was transplanted at Northwestern and did not survive. This is heartbreaking. And a reminder that HSCT is a gravely serious commitment. The surviving members of her family are trying to raise funds for the funeral and resulting debt for those who would like to help. The link is below. My deepest condolences go out to them. - D

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Carol was a fighter and her relentless determination was inspiring and contagious. Her reluctance to give up is what led her to follow and pursue the aggressive HSCT Transplant treatment.

On the morning of November 12, 2017, God gained an angel. Due to complications immediately following her transplant, she is no longer with us. We are all still in disbelief as to how this could happen. Her spirit lives on through her daughter, Melanie and her husband Gib. This campaign has turned a new page since all medical and travel costs incurred were payed for out of pocket, thereby, leaving her husband and daughter with significant debt and funeral costs.

Carol was determined to beat MS, by any means and via any sacrifice. Mel and I take some comfort in knowing she is now relieved of all the pain and stress she endured. Carol always use to say that there was a reason for everything. Melanie and I find it hard to understand what that could be. She will be missed so dearly by so many.

We love you Carol. We will miss you always and forever until the end of our days.

Melanie & Gib
https://www.gofundme.com/CarolRuiz

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