Daniel and Davy Macias, a married California couple, have been hospitalized with COVID-19 simply days aside final month after returning residence from a trip and tragically died in current weeks from problems with the virus, forsaking a 3-week-old new child and 4 different youngsters below the age of seven.
Davy Macias, a 37-year-old nurse, was seven months pregnant when she was first hospitalized. A physician delivered the couple’s daughter eight days earlier than she died on Aug. 26.
Daniel Macias, 39, was hospitalized simply days after his spouse final month and misplaced his battle with the virus on Sept. 10.
The couple leaves behind 5 youngsters, ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and their new child daughter.
“There aren’t phrases to elucidate the lack of each him and Davy,” Terri Serey, Daniel’s sister-in-law, wrote on a GoFundMe web page for the kids. “Hold the youngsters in your ideas and prayers. They gained two angels however nonetheless have an extended highway forward of them.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, the fundraiser had raised greater than $241,000 and a great deal of provides for the Macias youngsters, who’re being taken care of by their grandparents.
“I don’t know anybody who cherished their children as a lot as they did, they usually made certain they advised them every single day,” Serey advised FOX 5 San Diego. “I need them to concentrate on how a lot they’re cherished. And I need them to know the way a lot their mother and father cherished them.”
Daniel Macias was a center college trainer who shall be “remembered as a compassionate, kind-hearted, fun-loving and beneficiant trainer at Jehue Center College however he was additionally a loyal household man,” the Rialto Unified College District mentioned in an announcement.
Davy Macias was a frontline employee all through the pandemic.
“COVID doesn’t discriminate and it’s a scary place within the hospitals proper now,” she wrote on Fb in January. “Nurses are drained, now we have anxiousness earlier than going to work, we sit in our vehicles and we cry after our lengthy shifts. We mourn for the sufferers and the households.”
Her brother, Vong Serey, advised the Orange County Register that her sister was not vaccinated as a result of she was hesitant to take action whereas pregnant, and that he was not sure if Daniel Macias was vaccinated.
The Related Press contributed to this report.