‘I should’ve gotten the damn vaccine!’ Tragic last text sent from 39-year-old father-of-five to his fiancée before he succumbed to COVID after contracting the virus on trip’
- Michael Freedy, 39, died Thursday after contracting COVID-19
- He selected to not have the vaccine as he wished to attend 12 months to see whether or not those that had been immunized suffered long-term uncomfortable side effects
- Freedy leaves behind his fiancee and 5 kids
- As of Friday, lower than half of Americans have been absolutely vaccinated (49.4%)
- Vaccination charges have additionally slowed, regardless of the surge in new infections attributable to the unfold of the Delta variant
A father-of-five sent a heartbreaking text message to his fiancee saying he ought to have had the COVID-19 vaccine – simply days before he succumbed to the lethal illness.
Michael Freedy, 39, handed away Thursday at a hospital in his hometown of Las Vegas, lower than two weeks after contracting the virus.
Earlier this month, Freedy and his fiancee, Jessica DuPreeze, took a seaside trip to California with their 5 youngsters – aged between 17 and 17 months.
After returning to Las Vegas, Freedy fell in poor health and went to hospital believing he was struggling from extreme sunstroke.
Doctors found his blood oxygen stage was critically low and examined him for Covid, which returned a constructive consequence.
As his respiration deteriorated, Freedy texted DuPreeze saying: ‘I ought to have gotten the damn vaccine.’ He was later positioned on a ventilator before he handed away a number of days later.
Speaking with KMOV on Friday, a heartbroken DuPreeze defined: ‘We wished to attend only one yr from the launch [of the vaccine] to see what results folks had, however there was by no means any intention to not get it’.
She stated that she has now had her first shot and can ‘at all times remorse’ not making Freedy get immunized.
‘He is barely 39. Our infants now do not have a dad. You cannot say I’m younger and it will not have an effect on me as a result of it should,’ she advised the information community.
Michael Freedy, 39, handed away Thursday at a hospital in his hometown of Las Vegas, lower than two weeks after contracting the virus
Freedy is pictured along with his fiancee Jessica DuPreeze and 4 of their 5 kids
DuPreeze sayshat she has now had her first shot and can ‘at all times remorse’ not making Freedy get immunized. The couple are pictured collectively in happier occasions
The tragic information comes as America’s vaccination charges stall, regardless of the unfold of the highly-contagious Delta variant.
Less than half of Americans are absolutely vaccinated as of Friday, with 164 million folks, or 49.4% of the complete US inhabitants, having acquired each doses of the Pfizer or Moderna pictures, or a single dose of the Johnson &Johnson jab.
In the previous week, the US has averaged simply over 700,000 pictures per day – far under the common of 4 million pictures per day again at the starting of April.
Even the surge of the Delta variant doesn’t appear to be incentivizing unvaccinated Americans to get the pictures.
On Thursday, the US reported greater than 95,000 new COVID instances – up from simply 15,000 on the identical day final month.
DuPreeze defended her choice to go on trip with Freedy and their youngsters on a GoFundMe account.
‘It was to get the youngsters out of the warmth advisory warning that Vegas had, but in addition as a result of we truly had two days off in a row collectively. We went to the seaside,’ she acknowledged, sharing a photograph of Freedy holding their youngest son on the shore.
DuPreeze continued to replace the web page as her associate’s situation deteriorated, before she heartbreakingly disclosed he had died on Thursday.
‘I used to be at the hospital visiting Mike and telling him all about our children day and the way everybody was pulling for him. His numbers crashed and so they weren’t capable of carry them again up,’ she wrote.
‘The love of my life, my rock, my the whole lot. The father to my infants, is not with us. I don’t know what to do.’
DuPreeze defended her choice to go on trip with Freedy and their youngsters on a GoFundMe web page
DuPreeze shared this selfie that Freedy took as he fought COVID in the ICU
The couple share 5 kids collectively, and DuPreeze has been left heartbroken by her associate’s shock demise