Per the announcement online by the City of Otsego:
“It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mayor Cyndi Trobeck. This morning she lost a brief and abrupt battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Cyndi was incredibly generous with her time for not only the City of Otsego, but also other Otsego institutions such as the Otsego United Methodist Church, Otsego Rotary Club, Otsego DDA/Main Street, Christian Neighbors among others. She leaves behind a legacy of friendships, community service and love of Otsego. Cyndi was proud to be the 1st female mayor in Otsego history after her 2016 election. Cyndi left a gigantic imprint on the City of Otsego that will last for years to come. We would also like to thank the Trobeck family for sharing her with us for all of these years. The City of Otsego is a better place because of Cyndi Trobeck.”
According to this report below, three weeks ago they didn’t know what she was suffering from.
On the family’s gofundme page, there are more details:
“In December of 2021, Cyndi Trobeck started noticing an increasing loss of vision. She sought out medical care through an eye doctor who initially said it was due to dry eye as all eye scans came back clear. Then, she was given eye drops and told her vision would gradually improve.
However, her vision continued to deteriorate, and she could not continue driving, working, and functioning independently. She sought a second opinion and was quickly referred to the University of Michigan hospital. The care team at U of M hospital decided to admit her for a few days to provide more comprehensive care and determine the cause of her loss of vision.
Cyndi underwent numerous scans and tests, all of which came back perfectly normal. After multiple days as an inpatient, she was sent home awaiting the results of a few tests, with her doctors assuming this was due to a vitamin deficiency and was treatable.
However, as the family visited and spent time with Cyndi, they noticed that she was unable to function independently. In addition to vision loss, she developed what appeared to be cognitive and motor impairments. She struggled with memory recollection, maintaining conversational continuity, and holding eating utensils due to tremors.
She had multiple follow-ups with her care team, who continued to run blood work and scans as an outpatient but was often sent to the ER due to high blood pressure and doctors needing more urgent answers. Cyndi was in and out of the ER multiple times within a week.
As of February 6, Cyndi has been in the ICU at Borgess hospital due to continued loss of functioning. Currently, Cyndi has a ventilator and feeding tube. Cyndi has been able to come out of sedation but has had a reoccurrence of seizures and has developed a fever. She is currently unresponsive to commands.
Thus far, all scans and tests; MRI, CT scan, lumbar puncture, etc., have come back clear.”
Here is more information on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from Jessica Rose.
And another research article: COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease
May she rest in peace.