Jackie's Story

My daughter was diagnosed 2016 with having one part of the gene for Gitelman Syndrome however she was told it shouldn’t affect her.

Yet she had all the symptoms... and I mean all of them.

She was 22 years old and I found her dead in her bed September 2018 when she was pregnant with her first child ,a little girl.


My life has been turned upside down. I lost my baby and my grandchild. I have since been diagnosed with the exact same thing as my daughter and told it shouldn’t affect me either. Yet I also have all the symptoms, to the point my knee has swollen so many times over the years my knee is actually looking deformed.


My daughter was not warned that this could kill.

She was told she had nothing to worry about whatsoever, because it is so rare.
Yet it cost her and her daughter's life.


My life won’t ever be the same again without her, and I’m so angry that they did not inform my daughter of any danger signs to look out for or tell her that it was and can be life threatening!
Had they done so she would be here today.