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A first-time mother in North Carolina has yet to see her newborn daughter as she is a COVID-19 patient in a medical coma.

Her family say Vicki Goodson is fighting the virus, they won’t give up hope.

“The last text I got from her [was] that she couldn’t breathe, ”said Tarisha Leach, Goodson’s sister. It was at the beginning of September.

Almost a month later, she was placed in a medical coma to fight double COVID-19 pneumonia after giving birth on a ventilator.

“The baby is a miracle baby, a miracle baby. She’s beautiful, ”Leach said.

Goodson had learned that she couldn’t have children. Now 40 years old, she was expecting her first child.

Just a month before giving birth, she fell with the virus. Goodson worked in a high-risk environment as a cafeteria director with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.

Doctors delivered the baby, named Reign Monet, on September 11 in an emergency Caesarean section while Goodson was unconscious.

“We really see her as a nice gift,” the family said.

Fortunately, the baby did not have coronavirus. She spent two weeks in the NICU and is now cared for by her relatives at home while her mother continues to fight.

“The baby deserves its mother,” Leach said. “She will be the perfect mom. “

WSOC-TV has decided not to show photos of the baby’s face because her own mother hasn’t even seen her daughter’s face yet.

“Even innocent unborn children are affected by someone who does not want to wear a mask or be vaccinated,” his family said.

Goodson’s brother-in-law gathered his collection of Monet’s artwork, to help pay the assembly bills. He has been collecting them for 20 years.

On Monday, he’ll be selling his pride and joy at a pop-up gallery to help Goodson.

“I would be more than willing to give up to help her,” he said.

Goodson said she had been extremely careful throughout the pandemic, and especially when she was pregnant. She worked at a local elementary school, but waited to get the vaccine until she gave birth.

Leach hopes her sister’s story will help encourage other mothers-to-be to get vaccinated as soon as they can.

“For pregnant women, get vaccinated,” Leach said. “I wish we had known that two months ago. “

“It’s the safest thing right now to protect them and the baby,” she added.

Leach said the family hoped that soon her sister would come home and be able to hold her baby girl.

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