Mia Edmundson

Photo of a girl in a polka-dot skirt, sitting in a play tunnel.Name: Mia Edmundson.
Died: February 27, 2019.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Avon Park, Florida, USA.
Disability: Congenital heart disease; no spleen.

Mia loved life and loved to have her nails painted pink.  She also loved to swim and pull pranks on people.

Mia’s mother did not fill her prescriptions or take her to cardiology appointments. When she became seriously ill with pneumonia, her mother waited several days to take her to the hospital. Mia died from sepsis due to being denied the medication she needed to support her weakened immune system.

Perpetrator: Elizabeth Danielle Markley (Mother), charged with child neglect with great bodily harm.

Source: Disabled girl died ‘because mother couldn’t be bothered to collect live-saving prescriptions’