A California family is demanding answers after it says the negligence of staff at San Joaquin General Hospital led to the death of a 15-year-old Black girl.
Yunique Morris was a healthy, energetic student and cheerleader at Weston Ranch High School in Stockton, Calif. However, at the beginning of the month, the 15-year-old Black girl died after complaining of ongoing chest pain for two weeks, Fox 40 reports.
“Her health just started going downhill,” girl’s grandmother Wanda Ely told the news station. “It got to the point where she couldn’t even go up and down a flight of stairs without getting out of breath.”
“She felt nobody is helping her and she didn’t really understand what was going through her body, but she knew something wasn’t right,” Ely said.
Then, everything unfolded Thursday when Yunique sent her mother a text message.
“I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL, I JUST PASSED OUT, I’M THROWING UP NOW,” the message read.
“My granddaughter was walking around suffering from these blood clots for a period of two weeks and us not knowing that these were going to be her last days,” Ely added.
It’s a known and very upsetting fact the white doctors tend to underestimate the pain felt by their Black patients but here we see a case of completely heartless attitude and almost inhumane treatment.