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Pregnant woman attempts suicide

Santo Domingo.- Depressed at having deceived her mother by becoming pregnant, a 17-year old woman jumped from street level onto the road on the 27 de Febrero and Máximo Gómez underpass.

Fortunately, she survived the attempt.

Estefany María Báez, a social communications student, had called her mother, Fidelia Pérez, before jumping onto the road.

“She said: ‘mommy, forgive me’”, said her mother.

The young woman, who was five months pregnant, was carrying a note in which she described the reasons for her decision.

A 911 unit came to her rescue and took her to the Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia maternity hospital, suffering from multiple injuries.

Source: DT

August 27, 2015

UPDATE: Medical student cares for surviving suicide victim

A medical student at Unibe, Luis Carlos Jimenez Hernandez, is being commended for administering first aid to a young woman who attempted suicide at around 1:30pm on Wednesday, 26 August 2015. The young woman, UASD communications student Estefany Maria Baez, lived with her aunt in San Cristobal. She was five months pregnant and threw herself from the tunnel of 27 de Febrero with Maximo Gomez. She was carrying a letter to her parents, telling them that she had failed them. She miscarried and doctors had to perform a hysterectomy after her pelvis suffered major damage as a result of the fall, which means she will not be able to have children in the future. She was taken to the Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia Maternity Hospital and then transferred to the Ney Arias Lora Trauma Hospital where she is under observation for multiple injuries.

Hoy reports that Jimenez was an exception in a society that has become indifferent. He gave first aid to the young woman as he waiting for the arrival of the 911 Emergency service, in contrast to other passers-by who just videoed the scene or took photos.

Source: DR1, Hoy

August 28, 2015

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