Emily Nicole Shann 3/22/2008 - 4/16/2023
It is with immense grief that I have to report that Emily was taken off life support and breathing ventilator last night at 9 pm and has passed away. While her condition was stable the last few days, yesterday her blood pressure shot up extremely high and her pupils stopped responding to stimulation.
The swelling in her head had become so intense that it ended up affecting the brain stem, which regulates your involuntary heart rate and breathing. The difficult decision was made to remove her from the ventilator. This was indeed unforeseen and unexpected. Emily went peacefully into heaven.
We are all devastated by this news. At this point we all want to help and support the Shann's right now, but the family asks that we please respect their privacy while they grieve and make arrangements. Please do not send any food to the house, they are very well established at the moment.
Funeral arrangements are being made now, I will post all details when they are ready on this site. Thanks to all of you wonderful friends, we have over $40,000 in Venmo funds. Please know that we will divert this from hotel to the funeral arrangements.
SO MANY generous people have reached out to me in the last week, it is really quite amazing the compassion friends and strangers alike have.
The Shann's will reach out in time to people, in the meantime we should respect their privacy. We should also go home tonight and give our kids an extra hug, for what a reminder today that nothing is guaranteed in life.
Thank you all again, more as soon as possible.