Mom of 2 Dies After Refusing Flu Medication

Heather Holland
Heather Holland (Cindy Holland Nieland/GoFundMe)

A teacher and mother-of-two has died from complications related to the flu after deeming the antiviral medication she was prescribed as too expensive. Heather Holland, of Weatherford, Texas, fell sick last Monday and was diagnosed with the flu on Wednesday.

Medics prescribed her Tamiflu, an antiviral medication that has been used widely during this year's flu season. Holland thought the pills "cost too much" according to her husband, Frank. "She wouldn't go get medicine because she's a mama. Mamas are tough," said Willow Park Baptist Church pastor Clark Bosher. "She just kept going. She had a job; she had kids. Frank was going to be out of town for a day or two. I think any mom does that. I don't think she is being irresponsible. I don't think she thought she was that sick. It happened so quick."

When her condition worsened, Frank eventually bought her the medication, but it was too late—she quickly deteriorated. "At midnight, she's on dialysis. By four o'clock, they are calling me saying this thing is going south. And by the time I get back over there, they told me she had passed away," Bosher added.

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