A 25-year-old doctor of Pharmacy died suddenly in Pittsburgh in December, just before her father was rushed to the ICU, loved ones say in a GoFundMe campaign. Dr. Lindsay Ann Heck, 25, died unexpectedly from an unknown cause on Dec. 20, 2022, as stated in her obituary.

She was known as “the light of everyone’s life” with a “smile (that) lit up a room, and her laughter was contagious. She was a loyal friend and trusted confidante to everyone she loved.

In the two weeks that followed her death, her father, Carl, suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection and is currently in the Cardiac ICU receiving medical care in Philadelphia, according to the GoFundMe campaign.


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“There are no words to describe the heartbreak and trauma…her family (has) experienced over the last several weeks,” Gail Waltz and Katie Magnan write on the campaign page. “We are hoping to raise funds to help cover the cost of funeral expenses for Lindsay, medical expenses for Carl, and food/housing/transportation costs for Carly [Lindsay’s sister] and her family as she supports her father, away from home, in Philadelphia.

“Carly is a rock of our residency program, a fiercely loyal friend, and a gifted and compassionate physician. Her absence from the hospital over the last several weeks has been deeply felt. We hope that in easing some of the financial burden, we can remove as many unnecessary stressors from Carly’s shoulders as possible.” (SOURCE)