A 15-year-old Kentucky woman with Down syndrome survived a battle with leukemia final yr. However the courageous “social butterfly” couldn’t beat COVID-19—she died of the virus earlier this week, based on Ballard County Emergency Administration. Alexa Rose Veit was identified after feeling in poor health in school on Oct. 26; her mom and her grandparents additionally acquired contaminated and have been hospitalized, too. “Alexas’s well being continued to say no and was finally positioned on a ventilator to assist her breathe. It was then decided that the medical doctors had accomplished all that they might do for Alexa, and the choice was made that they wanted to get her mom to Nashville,” company director Travis Holder wrote in a Fb submit. “On Saturday the 14th Alexa’s mom was launched from the hospital in Paducah and rushed to Nashville to be by Alexa’s facet. On Sunday, November 15h, 2020 Alexa was referred to as residence to be with the Lord.”

Holder stated he was sharing Alexa’s story within the hopes of convincing native residents to take precautions. “I ask you though you could not like masks or suppose that they don’t work to put on one. Put on it out of respect to your fellow Ballard Countians that may’t take the danger of catching this virus,” he wrote.

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