Deadly Asthma Attack Claims Teacher’s Life, Leaves Modesto in Shock
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By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /


NEAR GRANT LINE ROAD IN ELK GROVE. AS SOON AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION WE WILL. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ANOTHER ROUTINE VISIT. MODESTO COMMUNITY IS MOURNING AFTER AN ASTHMA ATTACK TOOK THE LIFE OF A LONG TIME TEACHER AND NEW MOTHER. THE WOMAN LEFT BEHIND A BABY JUST TWO MONTHS OLD AND NOW THE PRESCHOOL SHE SERVED FOR SO LONG IS STEPPING IN. NEW TONIGHT, WE SPOKE TO THE WOMAN’S FAMILY STILL REELING FROM THE LOSS. Reporter: THIS BRAND-NEW MOTHER WAS SET TO RETURN TO WORK AT THIS PRESCHOOL A FEW DAYS BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY. TONIGHT, INSTEAD OF PLANNING HER FIRST MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND THEY ARE PLANNING HER FUNERAL. ALL SHE WANT ED TO DO IS BE A — WANTED TO DO IS BE A MOM. IT IS MESSED UP SHE ONLY ENJOYED IT FOR 10 WEEKS. Reporter: AFTER TRYING FOR 10 YEARS THEIR FAMILY FINALLY BLESSED WITH A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL BUT IN AN INSTANT — SHE DID NOT MAKE IT. SHE DID NOT MAKE IT IN TIME. EVERYTHING CHANGED. I AM FEELING INCOMPLETE. Reporter: STEPHANIE WAS LOVING LIFE AS A NEW MOM. BUT TWO WEEKS AGO THE 35-YEAR- OLD, WHO OFTEN HAD ASTHMA FLAIR UPS, SUFFERED A SEVERE ATTACK. SHE MADE THE BABY A COUPLE BOTTLES AND AS I WAS THERE IN THE MACHINE IN THE CAR. Reporter: HE FIANCEE SAID BY THE TIME SHE PLAYED IT TO THE HOSPITAL IT WAS TOO LATE. STEPHANIE STOPPED BREATHING. PARENTS LOVED HAVING HER GREET THEM AT THE DOOR WHEN THEY WOULD DROP OFF THEIR LITTLE ONES. SHE WAS A LONG TIME PRESCHOOL TEACHER AT PHRAER HILL TEACHER. Reporter: VERY LOVING, THEY SAY SHE WILL BE MISSED HERE. A PART OF HER WILL STILL BE PRESENT. THE SCHOOL IS TAKING CARE OF TUITION FOR HER DAUGHTER UNTIL SHE IS 7 YEARS OLD. THAT IS AMAZING. TRULY AMAZING. HI, BEAUTIFUL. Reporter: AND SO IS THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND STRANGERS. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL. Reporter: A DEADLY ASTHMA ATTACK TAKING THE LIFE OF A NEW MOTHER JUST AS HER FAMILY WAS STARTING TO GROW. SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND. SHE WAS MY SOUL MATE. Reporter: THE FAMILY TELLS US IT IS UNCLEAR AT THIS POINT IF ALLERGIES HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH STEPHANIE’S ASTHMA ATTACK. HER FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 1:00 AT THE LAKEWOOD FUNERAL HOME IN MODESTO. THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED. WHAT A TOUGH STORY. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THAT FAMILY. WE ARE GETTING ANSWERS FOR YOU ON HOW DEADLY ASTHMA IS. THE ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION SAYS 10 PEOPLE DIE FROM ASTHMA EACH DAY IN THE U.S. N. 2015 MORE THAN 3600 AMERICANS DIED.


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