|Victoria Celeste Harless|
March 7, 1961 in King City, CA
Died December 13, 1997 in Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, CA
not sure what kind of information you would like to have so I'll start
with my name. I am Tami Rich, Vickie's sister. Vickie was taken to the
hospital in King City around 10:00 am. I'm not sure all that tried to
do for her because I received a phone call indicating that Vickie was
in the hospital in critical condition at Natividad. This was around 2:15
PM. NF was located in her left leg and the doctors removed her leg in
hopes to help her just around dark. The doctor gave the family an update
on her condition which at that time I was able to see her for the first
time that day and for final time alive. Hence, the doctors recommending
highly against it. She would not know that I was there and was basically
being keep alive with the medicine they were giving her. Her bodily functions
had already shut down. Her breathing and beating heart was only taking
place because of the machines she was hooked up to. However she still
knew that I was there. She tried to open her eyes without being able to;
her forehead wrinkled like she was raising her eyebrows. Then a tear ran
down from left eye to tell me she knows I'm there with her. I felt as
that was her telling me that she loved me and was sorry but she was leaving
me and this world for the great journey to paradise. It would be just
about an hour or so and she left on her journey at 10:27PM.
It's been 5 weeks shy of 4 years since that day and I still have the greatest sorrow of pain in my heart as I did then. I have read information about NF hoping to find something to ease the sorrow or maybe if I acquired knowledge about what took the only person I have in this world I wouldn't feel powerless and so lost.
If you would like or need any other information, you are more than welcome to contact me.
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