Statement From Family Spokesperson of Amber Vinson

Family members of Amber Vinson have asked Kent State University to release the following statement from the family’s designated spokesperson:

“Our family has been overwhelmed with support and love for Amber and our extended family over the last 72 hours, and we thank you for those prayers and well wishes. Amber is stable, and we are continuing to work with her doctors as her treatment progresses. Amber is a respected professional and has always had a strong passion for nursing. She followed all of the protocols necessary when treating a patient in Dallas, and right now, she’s trusting in her doctors and nurses as she is now the patient. To that end, we ask that the media respect Amber’s privacy and that of our family during this overwhelming experience. The time will come down the road for more further public involvement, but for now, your continued love and prayers helps greatly.”

Lawrence Vinson
Amber’s uncle
Family spokesperson


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Kent State University Media Contact:
Eric Mansfield,, 330-672-2797

POSTED: Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:52 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
Lawrence Vinson