On Monday, July 17, 2017, Pamela was feeling ill and even got sent home from work. She came home and took a long nap. Worried for her, Brad woke up a confused woman asking questions about people Brad did not know. Thankfully, he immediately took her to the emergency room. By the next morning, Pam could not speak and had lost all motor function in the right side of her body. That afternoon, she was airlifted to Dallas, Texas to the hospital where her aneurysm was treated five year ago. On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 the doctors performed an emergency operation on her brain expecting to find a tumor causing the stroke symptoms she was presenting. Finding no tumor, no brain bleed, and no new aneurysm, the doctors concluded that she was suffering from encephalitis, an infection causing the brain to swell. The doctors were baffled how someone so young could deteriorate so quickly. After a week of treatment following the surgery, Pamela was not responding with any neurological awareness; she had been unconscious since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Under the advisement of the doctors, we decided to let her go, to go live with her savior. Pamela died on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was a loving sister and daughter.
Along with me and her parents, she leaves behind a loving husband Brad and three children, Alexandra (13 years), Ethan (12 years), and Gracie (10 years). Pamela was the matriarch of her family. Of course, they will need support as they make sense of a life without Pamela. I am writing to all of you to give what you can in order to cover any lingering medical expenses and fill the gap of lost wages. I know that anything you could provide would be most appreciated. We thank all of you for your love and support during this confusing, heart breaking time. Bless you all.
- Kendra Camillo
- Jim & Mary Miller
- Nick Vail
- Charr Lee Metsker
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