Tragedy has struck young Pittsburgh couple Cheryl Strobel Pittsburgh PA (28) and Travis Strobel. The high school sweethearts were expecting their first child when Cheryl suddenly collapsed while walking to the bathroom at the hospital where she was being induced.
Doctors performed an emergency C-section but were unable to revive Cheryl. She passed away hours later. The baby girl, likely named Ellie, was airlifted to the NICU at West Penn hospital.
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Cristie LF, coworker:
My heart is shattered for Travis and all who loved Cheryl. Life is so unfair sometimes. I can't even imagine what he's going through. While no money can bring her back, donations may help relieve some financial stress. Please keep this family in your prayers. I'll never forget the instant bond Cheryl and I formed over Taylor Swift. The world lost an incredible nurse and person. I'll miss her so much.
My heart is absolutely broken. There are no words for how amazing Cheryl was. Her energy was infectious and she always smiled. I'm thankful I got to work with Cheryl and Travis and watch their relationship blossom.
Rest easy, sweet girl. Please consider donating to help the family, even if you didn't know them.
Ellie suffered oxygen deprivation and is currently on life support with a breathing tube. She is undergoing cooling treatment to help preserve brain function. On February 13th doctors will rewarm Ellie and run tests to determine the extent of the damage.
Meanwhile, Travis is suddenly facing raising their daughter alone, enormous medical bills, and funeral costs after losing his wife. This loyal couple deserved their fairytale ending. Please consider donating to assist the family in their time of unexpected grief and need. Any amount helps.