A family has been left heartbr*ken after a nine-year-old girl passed away from Covid-19 while sleeping after getting tired of playing with her friends.
Young Kimora Lynum tra*ically passed away while she took a nap after playing outside and spending the day “in great spirits.” Her family said she was taken to the hospital just days earlier after her temperature exc-eeded 100F, however, she was not tested for Covid-19 at the time.
The healthy Florida-native was sent home by medics and told she had an inf*ction, reports Mirror Online. However, just days later the child was found unresponsive by her mum after complaining of feeling tired.Kimora’s grandmother ba*tled to save her life and performed CPR, however she did not su*vive.
She was only tested for Covid-19 after her loss. Adding to the family’s heartbr*ak, her loss happened just three months after her dad was sh*t d*ad, a relative said. Kimora’s mum Mikasha Young-Holmes told WCJB: “I was sha-king her, ye*ling at her.
“I ye*led at my mom and told her to come in here because Kim is not breathing.”Grandmother Mashell Atkins said she did everything she could to save Kimora’s life.Mikasha said she could not believe her daughter was never tested for Covid-19 after she developed a fever.
“I thought they would have jumped on that when they saw her fever,” she said. In a JustGiving page set up to help pay for Kimica’s fu*eral costs, Kimora, known as ‘Kimmie’ was described as a “jovial, fun-loving, and free-spirited 9-year-old child”.
Shortly before her loss, she had been playing with friends after seeming to get better, the heartbr*ken family said. She had no unde-rlying health conditions, her loved ones stated. The fundraising page continues: “Kimmie spent the day playing with family and friends outside and was in great spirits that day.
“Later in the evening, she informed her mother she was feeling tired, so she was going to lie down. A short time later, Kimmie’s mother went to check on Kimmie and found her unresponsive.”Tra*ically her loss on July 17 came just three months after her dad Theophilus Lynum was sh*t d*ad. Cousin Dejeon told WGFL : “This is like a double wh*mmy.“We just bur!ed him and now we’re bu*ying her. The family is tr*ubled.”Dejeon said Kimora was “still was joyous and had that grace on her” after her dad’s loss. She is the fifth child in Florida to d!e from Covid-19.
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