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Seven-year-old child dies three days after Covid diagnosis

The family of a seven-year-old from Tennessee are speaking out after the child died less than 72 hours after testing positive for Covid.

“She was just a beautiful, happy, healthy, normal soul,” Jennifer Graviss said. hello america of his daughter, Adalyn. “She was so sweet, an amazing child.”

The Knoxville child didn’t start feeling unwell until February 4, the family say – but the virus took her quickly.

“It was around nine in the morning when we noticed that her speech had all but disappeared, although she was still answering us,” said the child’s father, Adam Graviss. “At 10 a.m., I was in the emergency room [with her]and she wasn’t responding at that point.

He continued: “It was so quick. A few hours before going to the hospital, she was running in the front yard.

Adalyn was transferred to Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, but even the best care at the renowned facility couldn’t save her.

“Even while it was happening, it didn’t feel real,” Mr. Graviss said. hello america. “Her levels were improving, then she just got worse.”

According to a GoFundMe set up for the family, the seven-year-old ‘gained her angel wings…after a brief and courageous battle with Covid that triggered ADEM, an autoimmune response and shut down her little body. “.

Dr. Isaac Thomsen, who helped treat Adalyn at Vandebilt, told GMA that she had both Covid-related ADEM and severe myocarditis simultaneously.

“The suit is probably what ultimately cost him his life,” Dr. Thomsen said. “It’s quite rare among viruses, this ability of Covid to strike both [the heart and the brain] at the same time.”

The GoFundMe page, posted on February 8, adds: “Adalyn just had her dream come true last week when her baby sister was born. Adalyn loved Jesus so much, loved her family so intensely, and was the proudest big sister who ever lived.

“If you would like to support Adam, Jennifer and baby Ella during this time, please consider making a donation to help ease funeral costs and financial burdens. Thank you and please pray for the peace and comfort of his family, his sophomore class and all who loved him.


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