WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Gilreath had recently moved into his new dorm room at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and was about to begin his junior year.Tamra Demello, his mother, said Gilreath called her three days after he moved in and said he tested positive for coronavirus.Demello stated that when her son was diagnosed with the virus, he had not been vaccinated and had no plans to get one.”‘Oh, Mom, if I get sick, it’s no big deal for young people,’ he said.
You have it for a few days and then you get over it.’ That is not always the case “Demello stated. Gilreath then spent three weeks in a local hospital with a severe sinus infection caused by COVID-19, which spread to his brain.
The swelling worsened as the days passed.”I’m furious at him. I even told him in the hospital that when he gets better, I’m going to kick his buttocks “Demello stated.
Demello said on Friday that doctors told the family there was nothing doctors could do and that Gilreath was brain dead.”He’s still on life support,” Demello said on Monday. “We’ll be going down to Wilmington tonight to harvest his organs.”Demello expressed her hope that telling Gilreath’s storey will prevent other families from experiencing the same tragedy.”Do it for their family and loved ones if they don’t do it for themselves.
If you get sick as a result of a vaccine, you won’t be sick for long “She stated.Demello stated that she “cajoled, encouraged, threatened, and nagged” Gilreath to get vaccinated before the school year began.”He was too busy and/or concerned about long-term heart issues to get it, but eventually agreed to get it as soon as he moved at school. He didn’t have the opportunity. I’m devastated beyond words “Demello stated.”I’m sure he’s looking down now, thinking, ‘I guess Mom did know what was best for me,'” Demello said. “I know he is with God, but the void he leaves in my life will never be filled.”
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