Welcome to Ashley Mankin's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
As of November 3rd: Ashley fainted at work on Wednesday, October 31st and was rushed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. At the hospital she went into cardiac arrest and was administered over 45 minutes of CPR. She had several surgeries to repair damages sustained from the CPR and has been on life support the entire time.
They found Ashley has blood clots in her lungs and heart which is what caused her to lose consciousness that morning. She is in critical condition. Ashley is connected to an ECMO machine which pumps and oxygenates her blood, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. She is in a drug induced coma and on a life support machine helping her to breathe.
Ashley is at the Meijer Heart Center at Spectrum Health. Please continue to send thoughts and prayers for her healing.
Please check the Journal for continued updates and progress.
Thank you all again for your outpouring of love and support. Losing Ashley is tragic for not only her family but for all of her friends, coworkers and for anyone who might have had the chance to know her in the future. Ashley touched the lives of so many people and we will have the opportunity to celebrate her life this week in Cheboygan, MI.
Visitation will take place at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM with a vigil service beginning at 7:00 PM. The funeral mass will take place at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church on Friday, November 16 at 10:00 AM with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the service.
Ashley’s official obituary will be posted soon but for the time being her funeral service information can also be found on the website of the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home.