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Lucia Eleonora Martino

Death 17 Sep 2006 (aged 16)
Burial Orange, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 21580614 · View Source
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Lucia was a 16 year old high school junior at Canyon High Shcool in Anahiem, CA. She accidentally overdosed on Coricidin, an over-the-counter cold remedy one evening while her family was asleep.

The next morning her mother found her sick and vomiting and took her to a local children's hosptial. During this time Lucia apparently communicated to some of her friends via text messaging about what she had done. But Lucia and her friends apparently did not communicate to Lucia's family or the doctors trying to save her. Doctors were unable to identify the exact cause of her liver failure.

After four days she slipped into a coma and was flown to UCLA Medical Center in a urgent attempt to save her. During this time one of Lucia's friends told a nurse what Lucia had taken. But sadly, it was too late to save her. Lucia died of liver failure brought on by the overdose of acitaminophen found in the cold tablets.
Lucia was a friendly, humorous, loving person whose parents, brother,family and friends loved her and miss her dearly.

Her story should serve as the ultimate reminder to all: Do not let fear prevent you from speaking up and coming forward in an emergency. Lucia's story also obviously points out the dangers of recreational drug abuse.

At her funeral, attended by hundreds of people, her parents bravely had her casket open so that those in attendance could see the impact of the overdose. Lucia's body had increased to 170 pounds from her normal athletic 125 pounds.

The information for this paragraph was culled from many sources on the internet. I apologize if any details are inaccurate. Please contact me if if you have any changes.

  • Created by: McMurph
  • Added: 16 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21580614
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucia Eleonora Martino (27 Dec 1989–17 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21580614, citing Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by McMurph (contributor 46792543) .