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My Cousin Died

Got a phone call yesterday from my brother. First two sentences: What are you doing? You might want to sit down.

My 28 year old cousin from Oklahoma\Kansas died. She died Thursday morning in her apartment in Wichita. She was found by her boyfriend on Saturday. My aunt said that she believes the cause of Carrie’s death was SUDEPSudden Unexplained Death in EPilepsy. She apparently died Thursday morning as she was getting ready for work. Her death was covered by KWCH. My aunt was interviewed by the station as part of their story.

Carrie CollinsCarrie had been on epilepsy medication her entire life. As a result of the epilepsy medication, she was developmentally behind her age. A few months ago she went off of all medication. In those months she became what my aunt referred to as normal. She was like a brand new person that my aunt was very much enjoying getting to know. It was the first time that the two of them had been able to interact on an adult level.

Cut short.

Yes, we will miss her. Yes, we are in a bit of shock. I wish I had gotten the chance to meet the “new” Carrie, however I am comforted in knowing that she had a secure relationship with Jesus, and as a result, she is actually more alive now than she has ever been. She is in the presence of the Lord that she wanted to serve as a medical missionary. (She had just passed the EMT national registration test a few weeks ago.) Her race is finished.

Please pray for my Aunt Sue and her husband Roger, Carrie’s brother Robert, Carrie’s dad Robert, and Carrie’s boyfriend Curtis. Those are the ones who are the most intimately affected by her death.

February 4, 2008 - Posted by | Jesus, life | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you Jarvis for witnessing to your faith in God’s plan for each of us. Her race is indeed run, all that is left is for us to honor our Creator and Father with our faith in His ever-present love and forgiveness. That recognition will bring comfort to her Dad, brother Robert, Aunt Sue, Roger and Carrie’s closest friend.
    Lord, please take all of Carrie’s loved ones into to your comforting embrace given to us who have faith in YOU.

    Comment by Scott Yoste | February 12, 2008

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