A 19-year old Sacramento woman who was a childhood cancer survivor gave birth the first week living away from home as a freshman in her college dormitory and bled to death in her dormitory room after delivering the 32-week stillborn infant, according to a September 6, 20113 Sacramento Bee news article by Kurt Chirbas and Cathy Locke , "Sacramento woman, 19, dies after giving birth at college." She didn't seek medical help. The young woman was not yet a month into her freshman college year as a chemistry major. She had left Sacramento a few weeks ago to attend a Baptist college in South Carolina. She had a single dormitory room. So there was no other person sharing her dormitory room who could have called an ambulance.
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She would have likely lived if she called for medical attention, and no one knows why she didn't or couldn't have called for help. But if someone is bleeding to death, calling for help may not have been possible. Her family didn't know about the pregnancy.
The Sacramento Charter High School grad was found dead September 3, 2013 in the room, authorities told the media. She died from blood loss at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Her body was found three days after she passed away from blood loss. Officials told the media that no foul play was suspected. The young woman had won a scholarship to college and had maintained a 3.5 average in high school.
The freshman's Facebook page showed she began her first year at college last month as a chemistry major. The young woman graduated in June 2013 from Sacramento Charter High School, run by the nonprofit, St. Hope Public Schools. Authorities didn't comment on why she didn't seek medical attention. Check out the Sacramento Bee article for more details and the name of the individual. You also can view the Sacramento Bee video on the situation where the family is interviewed.