Ama Thomas suffered a missed abortion at five months of gestation in 2005. This event led to the eventually fatal complications of disseminated intravascular coagulation and organ damage. She lingered in a coma for two years before dying at home in Chicago in May, 2007. Ama home-schooled her four children previous to the complications of her last pregnancy. She is survived by her children and her husband, Phillip.
This quilt block was created by Sarah Mitchell.