Gillespie, Amy Lynn

Amy Lynn GillespieAmy Lynn Gillespie, 27, of Cuddy, Pennsylvania, was jailed in December 2009 for violating the terms of her work release by becoming pregnant. Although she was judged to be in good health at the time of her incarceration, by the end of the month, she complained that she was having difficulty in breathing and that she had fluid in her lungs. Without having a definite diagnosis of her ailment, she was treated for viral influenza. Her condition grew worse, and she was transferred to a hospital. Once there, she was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia, a case too far advanced to be resolved with antibiotics. She and her unborn baby, 18 weeks along, died on January 13, 2010.

This quilt block was created by Gazelle Lange, CNM