Doctors managed to save the baby of a 28-year-old pregnant nurse who unfortunately died of a coronavirus. Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died on Sunday at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, where she had worked for five years.
A spokesperson for the hospital trust said BBC The nurse’s “the child was fine,” but did not share any other information. It is not known exactly how pregnant Mary was during her pregnancy. According to a fundraising page created to support Mary’s family, the baby girl was also named Mary in honor of her late mother.
The young expectant mother tested positive for COVID-19 on April 5, but when her symptoms worsened on April 7, she was admitted to hospital. She died less than a week later. Her husband, AJ, has also been tested for the virus and is currently self-insulating.
On the GoFundMe page, Mary was described as “a beloved sister, aunt, wife, mother, co-worker and friend. Mary has been a blessing to everyone she has met and her love, care and sincerity will be irreplaceable, “it says.
So far, more than £ 97,000 has been raised for the young woman’s family, far exceeding the original target of £ 2,000. “I hope these donations will do some things to help Mary and Mary Mo’s little husband have a better future,” wrote one person who donated.
“Thank you for everything you have done for the NHS and for others. Lots of love to your in-laws, “another posted. The funds raised are intended to “be a starting point for [Mary’s family] financially. “
“You will always be in our hearts Mary. Your memories are always with us and we will cherish them forever until we meet again. We will miss you forever, ”said the fundraising page.
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust CEO David Carter described Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong as “a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this trust.”
Our thoughts are with Mary’s family during this very difficult time.
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