Wednesday, February 27, 2008


The death of Kanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, might not have been in vain after all. A California Assemblywoman is seeking to pass a new law that would require patients to have medical clearance from a licensed doctor before undergoing plastic surgery. According to the Daily Bulletin, Yolanda Anderson, Donda West's niece, reached out to California State Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, who introduced the "Donda West Law" on Friday, February 22. Donda West, 58, died Nov. 10, 2007, of complications after an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast reduction by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. A news release from Carter's office stated that Donda West did not heed medical advice from another plastic surgeon to get a clearance because of a pre-existing medical condition. The coroner's report in January was inconclusive about the cause of death.

Paramount for Anderson is making sure plastic surgery is safe for the next person, she said. "After we got back from her funeral, I decided to do something about it," Anderson said. "It became a passion for me." According to Anderson, Kanye is supporting the cause and has offered to help in any way that he can. “Kanye is ecstatic and very grateful,” said Anderson. “He said, `You started this. Now run with it and let me know how I can help.”

1 Comment:

ladonice said...

im sorry about your lost and i definitely no what it feels like 2 loose a mother.

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