Rachel Held Evans cause of death was a severe infection caused by a reaction to antibiotics. Before Rachel Held Evans death today May 4th, 2019, she had spent weeks in hospital.
Doctors had to put Ms Evans into a medically-induced coma after she had seizures following hospitalization with the “flu + UTI combo and a severe allergic reaction” to antibiotics.
Her husband Dan, wrote on Rachel Held Evan blog on Saturday that she had been weaned from the induced coma, but swelling in her brain was not survivable.
Rachel Held Evans cause of death: Rachel Held Evans death
Rachel Held Evans was a best-selling Christian author with books about her journey from a conservative Christian upbringing to a new faith. She was unafraid to wade into fierce theological battles over issues such as the role of women, science, LGBT issues and politics on her blog and social media
Rachel died aged 37 on Saturday May 4, 2019. She was surrounded by her family and her close friend who sang and prayed.
Writing about his wife’s passing, Rachel’s husband Dan Evans wrote:
“This entire experience is surreal. I keep hoping it’s a nightmare from which I’ll awake. “I feel like I’m telling someone else’s story.
Writer Sarah Bessey, a close friend of Evans, wrote on Twitter:
It is with a broken heart that I share that @rachelheldevans passed away early this morning. She was surrounded by her family and her close friends – we sang, prayed, held her always. Woman of valour, eshet chayil.
An official announcement of Rachel’s death by her husband on her website reads:
Rachel was slowly weaned from the coma medication. Her seizures returned but at a reduced rate. There were periods of time where she didn’t have seizures at all. Rachel did not return to an alert state during this process. The hospital team worked to diagnose the primary cause of her seizures and proactively treated for some known possible causes for which diagnostics were not immediately available due to physical limitations.
Early Thursday morning, May 2, Rachel experienced sudden and extreme changes in her vitals. The team at the hospital discovered extensive swelling of her brain and took emergency action to stabilize her. The team worked until Friday afternoon to the best of their ability to save her. This swelling event caused severe damage and ultimately was not survivable.
Rachel died early Saturday morning, May 4, 2019.
This entire experience is surreal. I keep hoping it’s a nightmare from which I’ll awake. I feel like I’m telling someone else’s story. I cannot express how much the support means to me and our kids. To everyone who has prayed, called, texted, driven, flown, given of themselves physically and financially to help ease this burden: Thank you. We are privileged.
Rachel’s presence in this world was a gift to us all and her work will long survive her.
Rachel Held Evans leaves behind a husband and two small children, one is aged 3 years and one less than one year old.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.