The five-month-old daughter of a New York firefighter died from a coronavirus.
Child Jay-Natalie La Santa, daughter of FDNY firefighter Jerel La Santa and his wife Lindsey, died of COVID-19 on Monday April 20.
Jay-Natalie’s family nicknamed her “Warrior Princess” for “her fighting spirit” in the battle against the deadly virus.
“One of the worst experiences as a parent is going through the loss of a child,” sadly announced FDNY Hispanic Society president Jose A. Prosper in an Instagram post, noting that Jerel was the most recent. member of the fire department and FDNY Hispanic Society. .
A GoFundMe page has been created to support parents and help with hospital bills.
Five-month-old baby Jay-Natalie La Santa, daughter of FDNY firefighter Jerel La Santa and wife Lindsey, died Monday of COVID-19
Jay-Natalie’s family nicknamed her “Warrior Princess” for “her fighting spirit” in the battle against COVID-19 before dying on Monday April 20.
In this together: parents Jerel and Lindsey pictured at Jay-Natalie’s bedside in April
A GoFundMe page has been created to support parents and help with hospital costs
The post shared a photo of Jerel in his uniform smiling with his wife and holding their young.
“She had mom and dad wrapped around her little finger and knew it,” said a GoFundMe family page.
“She was a little person with a great personality! We call her the warrior princess because she fought Covid-19 like no one’s business !!!!
“Her fight inspired all the nurses, doctors and staff who knew her. Her goal was achieved and she was called home on 4/20/20. We thought we were going to have a baby, but we had an angel instead, ”says the page.
Daddy’s little girl: Jerel photographed in uniform holding his daughter in his arms
Mom Lindsey pictured posing with baby while hospitalized
Parents shared photos of precious moments on social media with their daughter
A virtual funeral service will be held for Jay-Natalie on Facebook Live on May 2 following a wave of community support.
The fundraiser has already exceeded its goal of $ 30,000, raising $ 30,733 Thursday afternoon.
In New York State, there are more than 257,000 cases of virus and more than 15,000 deaths, the majority of which are concentrated in New York, which has a population of 8.4 million and has recorded 9 944 confirmed coronavirus deaths.