29-Year-Old Mom Of Three Dies From COVID-19 Virus
A 29-year-old woman with three children has died from the COVID-19 virus in Florida.
Aspiring nurse Samantha Diaz first became unwell in mid-June with mild symptoms, and a test quickly confirmed she had COVID-19. The young mom was admitted to JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where she later passed away.
Samantha’s mom Anadelia Diaz shared that her daughter — who worked as a medical assistant — felt pressured to go to work during the pandemic because she was living “paycheck to paycheck” to support her children.
“I Don’t Wish This On Anyone”
“Her job would only offer her two-thirds of her pay if she wanted to work from home,” Anadelia said.
“Of course, that wasn’t an option because she needed what she made, plus some,” she added.
“Sometimes I go without eating. It’s just so painful, so painful, I don’t wish this on anyone.”
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Despite being at risk of contracting COVID-19 at the hospital where she worked, Samantha’s mom said her daughter was more worried about people in Florida not following precautionary guidelines.
“I understand the economy and all that, but lives are important too,” said Anadelia, “I feel that if Florida would not have reopened, my daughter would still be alive.”
All three children — who are aged one, two and 15 years old — are now being taken care of by their grandmother.
“I Am Scared”
“I am scared of what’s going to happen to me down the road,” Anadelia said.
“In another 10 years, am I still going to be here? Who’s going to care for these children?.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family and has already raised more than $116,000.