32-year-old mother dies just days after baby’s birth
Days after giving birth to her third child, 32-year-old Lindsay Crosby lost her life due to Strep A, a bacterium found in the throat and on the skin.
14 News reported that the Lindsay was transported to Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, on July 4, 2018.
Eight days after the welcomed Nolan, the mother had to go back to the hospital, where the doctors diagnosed her with Strep A.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the bacteria causes a range of minor to serious infections such as strep throat, scarlet fever, and rheumatic fever.
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By the time Lindsay reached the hospital, she was experiencing sepsis, which is the immune system’s deadly response to an infection causing difficulty in breathing, low or no urine output and changes in mental status.
It can also lead to septic shock, low blood pressure, which eventually leads to organ failure or death.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by her family, Lindsay passed away from complications from the infection on July 4.
She is survived by her husband, Evan Crosby, daughters, Finlay, five, Sigrid, three, and Nolan, who was born on June 24.
Thousands of donors have now come forward to help the grieving family financially. The Simsbury family has received an outpouring of support from friends and strangers.
The GoFundMe page was set up the day after Lindsay’s death, and the family was able to raise more than $321,000 in a short time.
Families in Simsbury was sad about the loss of one of their own. Christy Cestone said, “We’re all moms, and this is a really tight-knit community. It’s what we do for one another. I’m so sorry to hear about this.”
Chris Rossetti, another resident of the town, said that the incident made one realize the gifts one had.
The family expressed gratitude to more than 2,000 people who have donated and reached out to them since the passing away of Lindsay.
They said that the ‘kind messages have been most comforting, and the generous and unexpected financial gifts will be helping in coping with unforeseen expenses.’
Lindsay worked as an associate director of admissions at Westminster School for the last three years. An active faculty member of the school community, she was also the head coach of the first girls’ lacrosse, a dorm supervisor and student advisor.