Caregiver dies from coronavirus with photo of daughter and granddaughter in hand

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A caregiver who thought she had beaten the coronavirus died of the virus while holding a photo of her daughter and granddaughter.

Sue Cairns of Manston, Kent, died at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate after fighting coronavirus for 18 days.

The nursing home worker was diagnosed with coronavirus at QEQM Hospital after developing a cough and was allowed to go home, but was readmitted after her condition deteriorated.

She died four days later, on May 2, before her daughter Laura, 29, joined her service.

Nursing home worker Laura Cairns, 58, (photo) died of coronavirus at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (QEQM) hospital in Margate while taking a photo of her daughter and daughter. little girl

Nursing home worker Laura Cairns, 58, (photo) died of coronavirus at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (QEQM) hospital in Margate while taking a photo of her daughter and daughter. little girl

She died taking this photo of her daughter Laura, 29, and granddaughter Marissa, 1

She died taking this photo of her daughter Laura, 29, and granddaughter Marissa, 1

Sue was diagnosed with coronavirus at QEQM Hospital after developing a cough and was allowed to go home but was readmitted after her condition deteriorated

Sue was diagnosed with coronavirus at QEQM Hospital after developing a cough and was allowed to go home but was readmitted after her condition worsened.

The last text message Laura received from Sue said, “I’m not quite there yet but I have it. I love you all so much. ’

Although Laura was able to say goodbye with full protective gear, she was unable to kiss or kiss her mother.

The Mirror reports that she said, “By the time I got into the room, she was gone. I was allowed to say goodbye in full protective clothing, including a hazardous materials suit, but I couldn’t kiss it or kiss it.

“She was still holding the photo of me and my 15 month old daughter, Marissa.”

She added that she was devastated by the loss and did not know how she was still standing.

Laura Cairns (left) arrived in her mother's ward after her death and was wearing full personal protective equipment to say goodbye. She was not allowed to kiss or kiss her mother

Laura Cairns (left) arrived in her mother’s ward after her death and was wearing full personal protective equipment to say goodbye. She was not allowed to kiss or kiss her mother

Sue died four days after being readmitted to QEQM. She managed to video call her family the day before she died

Sue died four days after being readmitted to QEQM. She managed to video call her family the day before she died

Laura, 29, said she lost her best friend, according to KentOnline.

Laura said: “She was funny, caring and warm and a great mom and a babe. She was full of life and loved to party, ”she said.

“We managed to have a video call with her the day before and she watched her granddaughter Marissa, who is 15 months old, dancing.

“It seemed to cheer her up and we were talking about what we would do when she got out and the lock was lifted. “

She had previously suffered from pneumonia in December and is thought to have weakened her resistance to the virus.

Sue was a caregiver caring for adults with autism and her daughter said her mother was concerned about the lack of PPE at work

Sue was a caregiver caring for adults with autism and her daughter said her mother was concerned about the lack of PPE at work

Sue has been described as an adoring mother and an adorable biker woman. She will be wearing her leather jacket during her funeral which will be broadcast live

Sue has been described as an adoring mother and an adorable biker woman. She will be wearing her leather jacket during her funeral which will be broadcast live

Working as a front-line caregiver, Sue reportedly feared getting a coronavirus and had asked a friend to make her a fabric face mask due to the shortage of PPE.

Her last shift was April 14.

Laura says the government has abandoned nursing homes, leaving workers like her mother Sue without the PPE she needs.

She described her mother as an adorable biker woman and an adored mom who enjoyed attending rock music festivals.

It is hoped that the bikers will escort him on his way to the crematorium and Sue will be dressed in her leather jacket, her favorite black jeans and her Dr Martens with painted flowers.

Bill Fury was Sue’s favorite musician and Laura plans to play some of her music at her mother’s funeral which will be broadcast live.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover the costs of Sue’s funeral.

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