JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Simply days earlier than dropping a battle with COVID-19, a TikTok video creator from Jacksonville made a plea for her viewers to go get vaccinated.
“Don’t wait. Go get it,” Megan Blankenbiller says within the video. “As a result of hopefully in the event you get it, you received’t find yourself within the hospital like me.”
Blankenbiller recorded the video from her hospital mattress whereas she was on oxygen and struggling to speak.
“I didn’t get vaccinated. I’m not anti-vax. I used to be simply making an attempt to do my analysis,” Blankenbiller says. “I used to be scared and I wished me and my household to all do it on the identical time.”
Her sister, Cristina, stated lower than per week later, Blankenbiller was on a ventilator. Lower than two weeks after the video was posted, Blankenbiller died.
Ashley Michaelis and Blankenbiller sang collectively in a acapella group known as the Jax Treblemakers. To her pals and viewers on TikTok, Blankenbiller glided by Alex.
“She was a kind of folks that would completely change the vitality in a room and light-weight up a room as quickly as she walked in,” Michaelis stated, holding again tears. “She actually made all of our rehearsals enjoyable.”
The video taken throughout Blakenbiller’s last days have gone viral on social media, getting shut to at least one million views.
Some customers have commented that her story impressed them to get their photographs.
Her family and friends hope the message is heard.
“I do assume it was a mistake,” Blankenbiller says. “I shouldn’t have waited. If you’re even 70% positive that you really want the vaccine — go get it.”
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