A black woman who felt she wasn’t being taken seriously by the medical staff in the hospital has passed away.
A woman named Nicole Beasely created a GoFundMe on January 7th, after her best friend died at the Woman & Infant Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island for “Reasons Unknown.”
Lashonda Hazard is the woman who died, and also lost her baby as well.
Screenshots that have gone viral on social media shows that Lashonda was complaining just hours before her death about doctors and medical staff not caring about her excruciating pain. Here are her posts,
These were her last posts, and words. She died moments after.
Here’s the GoFundMe started by her best friend, statin
My name is Nicole Beasley and I’m creating this go fund me for my BEST friend on the behalf of her family. Lashonda Hazard , age 27 and her unborn child unexpectedly passed away Monday January 7, 2019 at Woman & Infant Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island due to reasons unknown. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, great friend and mother to be. She had an avid passion for fashion music and makeup. Her spirit was very vibrant and she loved love. To know her was to love her. She’s gone too soon. She will be greatly missed by everyone. With the reason for her passing yet to being discovered we are at lost of words and our hearts are broken. So, In this time of sorrow the family is asking for any donations to help put her to rest and help with the cost of the Funeral and Burial. Any amount you are able to donate will be greatly appreciated. We Thank You !
The death of Lashonda Hazard brings the conversation that Black Women were trying to bring to light for the past few years. Research shows Black women are two to three times more likely to die than white women who had the same condition.
It also brings up the conversation of how doctors and medical staff care much less, and do much less for black women who are pregnant, or in need of medical help.
The hospital’s name again is “Woman & Infant Hospital” in Providence Rhode Island.