I am writing this open letter to let everybody know that our daughter, Lindsey has passed away.
She was 24 years old, and leaves behind her son Rico Martinez Nagel, who will be 3 in December. The cause of death was a bacterial infection.
Lindsey first became ill with PCP pneumonia in the fall of 2013, after a year of almost inconceivable stress. Many of you have followed our story, here. The end result of the heroic measures taken by an army of doctors, social workers, Mower Country Child Protective Services, and even the Sheriff of our small Minnesota town, to “save” Rico’s life, left him motherless, and unable to walk, talk, or even sit up, due to all the drugs they gave him as an infant.
We ask that no war for or against ARV drugs break out over our daughter’s tragic story but rather, a renewed commitment to end the obscene violence that our daughter had to endure in her short life, due to the branding on her forehead of an “H.” Lindsey herself did go on ARV drugs to try to get better. Instead they caused a ferocious diarrhea. The spiral was not reversible, especially when she lost her will to live.
We honestly do not know what it was that caused Lindsey’s health to fail– to disintegrate in front of our eyes. We may never know.
We have been in silence for a period of time, due to overwhelming grief, but have now found the strength to tell the full story, here, which we feel is vital to share, in detail: