ROSELAND, N.J. (CBS/AP) — The fiancée of a Union County high school principal who died after donating bone marrow to a student in France has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Sheronda Braker’s lawsuit filed Monday names Hackensack University Medical Center.Mural Arts Philadelphia Says Well-Known Work In Manayunk Painted Over Without Permission
Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson died in April, several weeks after lapsing into a coma during the procedure.
The 44-year-old Nelson, who had a 6-year-old daughter, didn’t know the French teen but wanted to help nonetheless. Nelson and the teen were connected through Be the Match, a worldwide bone marrow registry network.READ MORE: Justice Department Proposal Making It Harder To Buy Parts To Make Ghost Guns Brings Hope To Fighting Philly's Epidemic
Nelson also served as an officer in the Army Reserve for more than 20 years and had recently re-enlisted.
The hospital didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on the lawsuit Monday.MORE NEWS: Craft Beer Among New Additions To Burlington County Farmers Market's 15th Season
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