Raw Story: A Texas preschooler died from COVID-19 just hours after first showing symptoms.
“I would rather her be a name than just a little girl,” said Karra Harwood, Kali’s mother. “She was beautiful.”https://t.co/PKx2OTdYPP
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The girl’s mother, Karra Harwood, was diagnosed Monday with the coronavirus and isolated from her children, including 4-year-old daughter Kali Cook, but the girl developed a fever around 2 a.m. Tuesday, which her family gave her medicine to relieve, and she died in her sleep before 7 a.m., reported The (Galveston County) Daily News.
“She was so funny and sassy,” Harwood said. “She wasn’t your average little girl. She’d rather play with worms and frogs than wear bows. She was just so pretty and full of life.”
“I would rather her be a name than just a little girl,” she added, sobbing. “She was beautiful.”
4 yr old Kali Harwood tested positive for COVID on Tuesday, her Mom Karra tested positive on Monday, ran a fever and passed in her sleep later that same day.https://t.co/hKA7BLGcs8
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Kali never tested positive for the virus, but an autopsy revealed she had died from a COVID-19 infection, and her mother said she’d never been diagnosed with an immune disorder or other health conditions, although she tended to get sicker than her siblings.
“We are all so broken and lost and just trying to figure out how we are gonna get threw this life without her light. Our family has covid and is out of work due to it , so we are overly stressed and hurting. Anything will help and kali would be so thankful to rest in comfort and wait to see us all again,” the family wrote in a GoFundMe campaign.
“This is a terrible thing, but I think people need to know about it,” said the county’s local health authority, Philip Keiser. Read more…