The girl from Kentucky was diagnosed with leukemia last July. She was cured of that this year, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear writes on Facebook. He got family permission to share the tragic story about Alexa Rose.
During Halloween, the teenager complained of nausea. Her mother took her out of school and had herself and her daughter tested for corona and both turned out positive.
Alexa’s mother was put on a ventilator in the hospital, while the teenager herself initially had only mild symptoms, local media write. Still, she started to feel worse and worse. She contracted pneumonia and was hospitalized.
Alexa’s health then deteriorated rapidly and she was put on a ventilator. On November 15, a day after her mother was released from a Kentucky hospital, Alexa died.
“Alexa was and is a beautiful child of God. She was a fighter,” said Governor Beshear, calling her death a great loss to the community. She was very active and a welcome person. “People looked up to her for her positivity and enthusiasm.”
There mask for Alexa
The girl’s family has asked Beshear to warn people about corona and to comply with the measures. “Every day I wear my mask for Alexa, and I hope you will too,” said the governor.