Saturday, July 01, 2006

Anniversary: The death of Sheryl Cottone

Sheryl Cottone was 23 years old when she underwent a first trimester abortion in June of 1981.

She was rushed to Veteran's Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa, on July 1. She was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy found that she had died from an embolism that lodged in her heart.

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Unknown said...

listen, Sheryl was my mom. She died because of clot that formed after she had an abortion. The Dr. Said it would of killed her to have the baby. She really wanted another baby. However, she wanted to be there for the 3 kids she already had. She formed a clot due to have C Factor V Liden mutation, meaning blood prone to clots. Back in 83 they didnt know or have much information on this condition. She just might of saved my life. I now know I have same condition and can take medical precaution with surgeries, etc....

Christina Dunigan said...

I'm terribly sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you. I had issues with getting notices of new comments.

I am grateful that you've shared part of your family's story with me. It's so very sad that she was stuck making such a horrible choice, and that her desperate attempt to be there for her children was to no avail.

I will add your comment, verbatim but without your name, to the Cemetery of Choice page for your mother, and will add your name and attribution if you wish. If there is anything else you would like to add, please let me know.

I will also add information about C Factor V Liden mutation.

Thank you again for taking the time to share with me, and forgive how long it's taken me to find and respond to your comment.