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Pregnant mother of four dies after shes stung by wasps in the backyard
CBS6 ^ | 7/31/14 | Scott Wise, Wayne Covil

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:27:59 AM PDT by MiddleEarth

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A pregnant mother of four died suddenly Monday after she was stung by wasps working in her backyard. Sarah Harkins, 32, leaves behind a husband and four children. (PHOTO: Ashley Schulzetenberg)

Sarah Harkins, 32, leaves behind a husband and four children. (PHOTO: Ashley Schulzetenberg)

Sarah Marie Schulzetenberg Harkins, 32, died at the hospital when an aneurysm in her brain burst, Harkins’ husband told Fredericksburg.com. Her unborn baby, who was to be named Cecilia Rachel, also passed away.

The aneurysm burst due to the stress the stings and an allergic reaction brought on, the article stated.

Harkins was a dedicated wife, mother and active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, her online obituary read.

“She recently initiated a women’s bible study for the parish home-school mothers,” it stated. “While home schooling her own children, she created a Montessori-style preschool program for the local home schooling co-op. She also ran a home business of designing handcrafted clay rosaries and jewelry, which sold worldwide. As a faithful volunteer at Mary’s Shelter crisis pregnancy center, she donated her handmade jewelry for fundraising events.”

In the days following after her death, friends, family and strangers have donated more than $100,000 to two funds set-up to assist her husband Eric and four children, seven-year-old Liam, five-year-old Analee, three-year-old Jude and one-year-old Mary Faustina. Mary was born with Down Syndrome.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtvr.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: homeschooling; virginia; wasps
What a beautiful family. Looks like they could use some spiritual and financial help.
1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:27:59 AM PDT by MiddleEarth
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To: MiddleEarth

Tragic.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:32:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MiddleEarth

I hate reading this and I really hate that it was the first story I read on Free Republic this morning....Ugh! God bless this family during this difficult time.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:33:27 AM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: MiddleEarth

Sad.

I still want to know what part of the body is the backyard.....


4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:35:13 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: MiddleEarth

Help me with the math here. Her unborn child died, and she left behind four living children. Isn’t that five? They said she was a mother of four. She was a mother of five, right? Or did I do the math wrong? 4+1=___.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:36:38 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: trisham

Go Fund Me is at $114,000, nice start.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:38:03 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

It should help quite a bit.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:41:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BykrBayb

If you were a liberal it would be 4, if a pro-life
it would be 5.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BykrBayb

So true.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:43:01 AM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: MiddleEarth

Brain aneurysms are usually undetectable and untreatable.

A lovely Hispanic family that were really good friends of ours in NM had a really great set of twins, boy and girl. Intelligent, attractive, courteous. Just great kids. 14 years old.

One morning, the boy didn’t come down for breakfast. Mom went up to wake him, but he was stone-cold in bed.

An aneurysm nobody had been aware of had ruptured in his sleep. Very sad, but the autopsy indicated there would have been no way, at the time anyway, to treat it even if they’d known it was there. So in a way not knowing was a blessing to the family. At least he didn’t have to live his life with this hanging over him.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:43:51 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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We lost a 35 year old gal in our office in January, to brain aneurysm. She had some surgery in November, then had unbearable headaches, had been back and forth to her doctor, the ER, a neurologist. The weekend before she died, she went to the ER 3 times, and they kept sending her home. Very sad.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MiddleEarth

Prayers to her family. Very sad.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 6:22:26 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: MiddleEarth

“...by wasps working in her backyard.”

I wonder what they were doing?


13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:24:06 AM PDT by SgtHooper (Anyone who remembers the 60's, was not there!)
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To: Sherman Logan

My father is a retired neurosurgeon and successfully treated many patients with aneurysms. Some were inoperable due to their location, but many were clamped and the patients livedlong, healthy lives.

The problem is that they usually are undetected (asymptomatic)and burst without warning, leading to death. If the aneurysm presses against the brain, it may cause severe headaches or other symptoms and may be detected and treated.

Prayers up for all in their family, including 5 children (yes, I am a pro-lifer).


14 posted on 08/01/2014 6:52:30 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: BykrBayb

They stated she was pregnant with her fifth child, what’s the problem


15 posted on 08/01/2014 6:53:07 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: trisham

Could have been me.

I was bit by wasps outside ... Got 15- 20 stings that laid me out flat, unable to move. I was, however, conscious long enough before I collapsed to have called a neighbor, who called 911 and the EMTs.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Wasps and hornets are quite aggressive. Thank goodness your neighbor was there.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 7:44:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MiddleEarth

Dreadful. RIP.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 9:25:14 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MiddleEarth

How horrible. Prayers for the family.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 7:20:03 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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