In March 2017, Dawn Massabni was thrilled as she waited for her two daughters to arrive. This mother of two had a fantastic weekend planned for them both. Her daughter, Madalyn, was flying home from Florida to attend college in Lynn University’s fashion program. She’ll be celebrating her 19th birthday with her mother in New Jersey this month.

On Maddy’s birthday, Dawn took her out to dinner. Her daughter was not feeling well when they got back home. Maddy’s condition deteriorated throughout the night, and Dawn intended to take her to the doctor as soon as possible. And then Maddy could barely utter a word in the next morning.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Dawn stated, “I don’t even know if she knew who I was and I called 911 right away.”

Maddy had a seizure and developed a heart attack before the first responders arrived. Dawn stated, “I was holding her and she looked at me and closed her eyes … I was yelling, ‘I love you so much. Please don’t leave me.’” She added, “She had a heart attack in my arms and stopped breathing.”

The responders rushed her to the hospital, and doctors attempted to resuscitate her. They were able to bring her back to life, but the following day, her health took a nosedive. The ventilators were what kept her alive; therefore, the family made the decision to remove them. Maddy died on March 30th, three days before her 19th birthday.

When was she murdered?

Toxic Shock Syndrome, according to her death records, was the official cause of death for Maddy. She had her period when she became sick, as did other females.

Dawn told Good Morning America, “She dressed how she wanted and didn’t fear judgment. She did a little modeling and she loved it. She was on the cover of a magazine. And her favorite thing to do was be at the beach — even in the winter, she’d bundle up… She had this contagious laugh, so when she walked in, people would say, ‘Oh, Maddy is here.’”

“I miss hearing, ‘I love you, Mommy.’”

Toxic shock syndrome is a “rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. Often toxic shock syndrome results from toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, but the condition may also be caused by toxins produced by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Risk factors for toxic shock syndrome include skin wounds, surgery, and the use of tampons and other devices, such as menstrual cups, contraceptive sponges, or diaphragms.”

Call your doctor right away if you have indications or symptoms of toxic shock syndrome, such as high fever, low blood pressure, vomiting, diarrhea, a rash that looks like a sunburn, confusion, muscular pains, redness in the eyes and throat, seizures, and headaches.

Toxic shock syndrome may quickly develop into a deadly condition. Shock, renal failure, and mortality are other potential complications.

Dawn wishes to make use of this time to raise public awareness about the risks of tampon usage. Experts advise that you read the labels and use the lowest absorbency types possible. Changing sanitary products on a regular basis is essential, at least every four to eight hours. Use pads instead of tampons when your flow is light.