Grief overcame the family and co-workers of a decorated New York Department of Corrections captain, Tandra Bowser-Williams. The mother of one biological son and three adopted children has sadly passed away after undergoing fat transfer surgery in the Dominican Republic, according to a report by the Daily News.
With the blessing of her husband Curtis Williams, Tandra Bowser-Williams went to a clinic in Santo Domingo to go under the knife on May 13, 2022. A day after the fat transfer operation, a nurse called her husband to reveal that Williams had “suffered a little stroke,” he said.
“They pulled my wife out of a medically induced coma so she could unlock her phone, so she was able to get in touch with me. I heard my wife in the background, and she was complaining about her stomach and buttocks.
She actually suffered a massive stroke that “swallowed her brain,” her surgeon, Dr. Hector Cabral, told Williams. The health condition ultimately led to his death. Her husband arrived on the Caribbean island to be by her side after she passed away.
Dr Cabral has been charged after the deaths of several women in the course of his practice
Although Williams’ death does not appear to be under investigation, Dr. Cabral’s has already been in trouble with the law. Cabral was indicted in 2011 for operating on at least 10 women at unlicensed spas and beauty salons in Washington Heights. He then allegedly lured them to the Dominican Republic for operations that left some disfigured, according to the legal documents.
He pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized practice of medicine. Cabral was fined $5,000, paid $23,055 in restitution, and completed 250 hours of community service in the Dominican Republic.
Friends and family remember Tandra Bowser-Williams
The 20-year-old veteran was greeted by dozens of police officers when they laid her down to rest in the United States. Williams worked as a corrections officer at Riker’s Island Jail. The Daily News reported that Cabral’s clinic paid the bill for Williams’ trip to the Dominican Republic, as well as other costs related to his wife’s death, including paying the local funeral home to have her body embalmed.
Patrick Ferraiuolo, President of the Corrections Captains Union, shared some kind words about the beloved veteran.
“She was always a good captain, never tried to escape from work, always worked in prisons, always worked with inmates. It’s a real loss. She certainly didn’t deserve this. She was a soldier.
May she rest in peace.