Athena Natal, 28, died in the Bronx, New York, of infection and postpartum hemorrhage on April 23, 2012. It was alleged that her complication stemmed from an incomplete manual removal of her placenta after giving birth on April 11.
Her daughter, Ryo Natal, survives. Ms. Natal was a graphic artist. Her husband, Dario told a reporter, “Now I look at my daughter every day and realize that she’ll never know her mother, who was so caring and loving.’
This quilt block was created by Xrisanthe Christopoulos.