This month, a Florida man died from COVID-19 just 20 minutes before the birth of his first grandchild.
Shane O’Neal, 40, died from COVID-19 on September 3 around 3:30 a.m. His daughter, Kylie Dean, gave birth to her son, Preston, the same morning at 3:49 a.m. Dean, an ICU nurse, said that her father was overjoyed about the arrival of his first grandchild.
The Heartfelt Announcement
She explained that every time her father went to the store he will get some baby clothes or baby toys. However, her father, who was born in Jacksonville, Florida, tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was hospitalized as a result of his symptoms. Dean stated that her father had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, but he was scheduled to receive his inoculation the same week he tested positive for the virus.
O’Neal was still in the hospital when Dean, who also lives in the Jacksonville area, went into labor this month. She told USA TODAY that her father’s doctor called her at exactly 3 a.m. on the morning she gave birth, while she was surrounded by her husband and family and friends. The doctor felt sorry to tell them that her father basically not going to make it and they make all effort to save him.
Dean felt broke down and was literally sobbing and her family and friends are standing watching her just literally break and probably the best way to describe it is she felt down.
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Pfizer -BioNTech says a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for kids 5-11. A teen called 911 for her dad with COVID-19 and watched her life turn upside down as he is dying. Prior to her father’s death, Dean searched for an ECMO machine to help him recover from the virus. The machine supports the function of the heart and lungs.
Dean remembered that her father is super funny and a great dad and did anything for her and his brother and Dean added that her newborn son is already reminding her of his father. She stated that her dad would do the “I Love You Sign” in sign language and when she was looking at Preston’s hands at random times and on his hands like the “I Love You Sign.” Dean did not know if it is a coincidence, but it always brings her back to her dad when every time she saw it.
Florida, like states across the country, is documenting tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases weekly as the delta variant continues to spread. The state reported 75,906 cases from Sept. 10 to Sept 16, according to the data from Florida health officials.