Jacksonville, Fla. – Friends and family mourn the death of an 8-year-old Jacksonville girl after she died early Saturday from COVID-19-related syndrome.
Deira Neely was a second-grader at Twin Lake Academy Elementary. She was described by her family as a loving, caring girl for a good girl.
“All that, he strived to be great in his grade. He was all 100s and a 95, and he thought it wasn’t good enough. That was the type of guy that Dier’s father, Dear Neckley, said.” Wanted to uplift the people, and when she moved in she lighted up the room. I mean he has inspired so many people in such a short period of time. All I knew was that he was a perfect child. “
According to his father, DiSurra died a few days after the initial signs of multicast inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, a disease in children that usually occurs after infection or risk of coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is.
Dierick said his child’s test showed that he was negative for the virus, but also revealed that he had become infected at one point.
“A perfectly healthy baby, just going for a normal stomach ache and a negative COVID test,” he said. “And then his fever won’t break.”
As the MIS-C develops, according to the CDC, body parts can be inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
“Unfortunately, this is a syndrome where it is very evident when children have it,” Dr. Jonathan Canter said with the Penn Center for Epidemiology. “Again, this is supposed to be a reaction to the body in some way, some kind of inflammatory reaction, but not really well understood what it is.”
The CDC says of the syndrome: “We do not know that some children have become ill with MIS-C and others have not. We also do not know that children with certain health conditions are more likely to receive MIS-C. These are among the many questions that the CDC is trying to understand. “
“The main message is that it is important for every population to take COVID-19 seriously,” Kantor said.
Deura’s father said he would like to warn other families as well, urging everyone to follow safety guidelines.
“Many people are told that COVID-19 does not affect children. And so many people, they get lazy with simple sanitary measures like masks and hand sanitizers – just something simple, “he said.” It’s to help not pass on someone else. “
The family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with medical costs.
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