Amanda Rose Romanelli – AFE Survivor
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 5:04 PM
I want to raise awareness of AFE, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, as a survivor myself and to try to help a recent survivor in our community who has one of the hardest and heart wrenching stories I have ever heard. Her name is Amanda Rose Romanelli. Although she is from Freedom in Beaver, she was pregnant with Twins. She sadly lost one of the twins early in her pregnancy. Short after she went into early labor. During that early labor she suffered an AFE July 20, 2019. Her baby girl Mila is about to be discharged from Children’s after spending nearly three months in the hospital and experiencing surgery. Amanda, the mother, had experienced the nightmare of the AFE. She went into cardiopulmonary failure during the childbirth. While receiving CPR, her rib was cracked and lacerated her liver. During phase II of AFE, she experienced DIC, where she continued to bleed internally. Amanda had to have her leg amputated at the hip due to the pressure from receiving so many blood products in a short period of time while being in multiple organ failure. As a result of her AFE, she also will have to spend up to a year in a neuro rehab.
I experienced my AFE on march 22, 2016. I have found that not many people are aware of this unprevoked event that can happen to any expectant mother. Her family is devastated with loss and my heart sinks for them. They only now have set up a GOFUNDME as the suggestion of the the AFE foundation to help with the upcoming expenses to come for both mother and baby. The family wants to raise awareness and I want to help this family in any way shape or form.