A Dallas, Texas real estate agent who suffered severe brain damage after she jet-setted off to Mexico for a cut-rate nose job that went horribly awry has died.
Laura Avila, 36, was moved to a hospice last week after her family consulted doctors.
Avila was put on life support after having the rhinoplasty procedure, but on the advice of medical experts she was transferred to palliative care last Friday.
‘My angelic sister/second mom/best friend & Heartbeat left us today around 8:20AM,’ Laura’s sister, Angie Avila, wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday.
‘My heart aches, and I truly don’t know how or if I’ll ever overcome this pain.
‘What I do know is that I am beyond lucky to have had the chance to be her sister for twenty five wonderful years.
‘She’s the love of my life, and I know she will continue to watch over me and guide me just as she always has. I love you, Laura Avila.
‘Thank you for being the best sister in the world.’
Enrique Cruz also posted a heartfelt message for his late fiance on Facebook Saturday while vowing to sue ‘the criminals that killed her.’
‘My next mission is justice for Laura. After paying all the hospital bills and giving some financial support to her humble family, I will tenaciously be pursuing the lawsuit against the criminals that killed her.’
Laura Avila’s attorney, Larry Friedman, released a statement saying: ‘Laura was a beautiful woman, powerful and full of life.
‘She had the best of life in front of her until this tragic, unfortunate and senseless death.
‘So that her death is not in vain, people should think of Laura before they look for cross border discount surgery.
‘They should do their homework and investigate the experience, training and track record of anyone BEFORE they sign up.
‘Always LOOK before you leap!’
Last week, Angie Avila created a GoFundMe page in hopes of receiving donations that would help offset significant medical costs.
‘Based on the recommendation of Laura’s physicians, and after hours of agony and consideration, our family moved Laura to a more comfortable facility late last night,’ sister Angie Avila wrote on her GoFundMe page.
‘Laura is peacefully resting and her fate is in the hands of God.’