(Detroit Free Press) – Jacqueline Cherry couldn’t sleep. All she could think about was: What if? What if she had listened to doctors when her only daughter, Lakeisha, was on life support last year at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills?
What if she took their word that Lakeisha would never recover from brain damage that came following a severe allergic reaction?
She’d heard the story of Titus Cromer, a 16-year-old Lathrup Village boy on life support at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, whose mother, LaShauna Lowry, is living a nightmare similar to one she experienced a little over a year ago.
Titus, a junior at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, was taken by ambulance to Beaumont on Oct. 17 following an undisclosed injury. Court records say that Titus went into cardiac arrest. A medical team was able to restart his heart, but tests suggest that his brain was deprived of oxygen for too long. CONTINUE