In December, thirty-six-year-old influencer, Emily Mitchell passed away.
Mitchell ran ‘The Hidden Way’ and was pregnant with her fifth child during her unfortunate passing.
It was revealed that Mitchell passed on December 22nd due to a pulmonary embolism, according to the state Medical Examiner’s Office. Her cause of death was announced on the family’s GoFundMe page on Tuesday.
"Although it is challenging to wrap our heads around how this could have happened, we know all first responders and medical personnel did everything they could to help, and therefore we are certain that it was simply her time," the update said. "The Lord was calling her home."
On December 22nd, Mitchell became unresponsive during her breakfast at her Rhode Island home. Efforts to save the thirty-six-year-old and her fetus were unfortunately unsuccessful. Mitchell was the creator of ‘The Hidden Way’ Instagram page and blog, which followed her faith and family as she homeschooled her four children.
Mitchell passed due to a pulmonary embolism which pregnant women are at risk of developing. Symptoms include shortness of breath, a cough, excessive sweating, clammy skin, and a rapid heartbeat. A pulmonary embolism involves a clot in the arteries of a person’s lungs. The condition is common but unfortunately fatal.
Mitchell shared the news of her upcoming baby and the fact that she and her husband were naming him Joey. On December 8th she announced that she was undergoing her fifth cesarean section. Joey would be joining her four other children, Finn, Isla, Edie, and Luna.
Her online obituary wrote: “Beautiful inside and out, Emily had an infectious smile and a kind, compassionate spirit. Her exuberant personality radiated outwardly in her interactions and relationships with all who knew her. Emily was a symbol of strength during the most challenging of times for so many.”
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