Atatiana Jefferson's Sister, Amber Carr, Has Been Moved Into Hospice Care With Only 'A Few Days Left To Live'
Jefferson's mother and father both died less than three months after she was killed.
January 07, 2023 at 2:32 am
Amber Carr, Atatiana Jefferson’s sister, is battling congestive heart failure. The 33-year-old required hospitalization during her sister’s killer’s trial.
On Tuesday, the family’s attorney, Lee Merritt, posted a photo of Amber in a hospital bed on Instagram. He began the post, “This is the face of a woman that doctors just told only has a few days left to live.”
He added that she is the mother of “two boys who are 7 and 11,” and that she would continue to fight for them.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Merritt released a follow-up statement regretfully saying, “Amber Carr’s treating physicians have given her a terminal prognosis.”
He added, “Her heart can no longer support her body without heavy medical intervention, which is unsustainable.”
Merritt also revealed that doctors claimed the medication Amber is currently dependent on is toxic. They cautioned the family that they were looking for alternatives to remove the supportive drug. However, Merritt said, “Her heart will no longer function once that happens,” according to NBC 5.
Amber has had issues with her health for a while. She utilized a wheelchair to attend the trial until she was hospitalized.