A Florida family is grieving the loss of an 8-year-old lady who passed away after showing signs of an uncommon however major syndrome associated to the novel coronavirus, her father said.

Deaurra Nealy, a second-grade student at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary in Jacksonville, passed away on Sunday– just days after showing signs of the coronavirus-linked multisystem inflammatory syndrome in kids (MIS-C), her dad, Dearick Nealy, told regional news station WJXT.

At this time, doctors do not know what exactly causes MIS-C. (iStock)

At this time, physicians do not know just what causes MIS-C. (iStock).

” A completely healthy kid, just embracing a normal stomach pains and an unfavorable COVID test,” he stated. “And after that her fever would not break.”

MIS-C is a condition that frequently causes various parts of the body to end up being irritated, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or intestinal organs, according to the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance (CDC).


Symptoms of the condition often consist of fever, stomach pain, throwing up, diarrhea, neck discomfort, rash, bloodshot eyes and tiredness.

At this time, doctors do not understand exactly what triggers MIS-C. However lots of children who establish it “had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had actually been around somebody with COVID-19,” per the CDC.

Nealy stated his daughter evaluated positive for coronavirus antibodies, showing she had been contaminated with the virus eventually.

” She strived to be great at everything, her grades. She had all 100 s and a 95, and she believed that wasn’t sufficient. That’s the kind of individual she was,” he remembered. She wished to uplift individuals, and she brightened the room when she strolled in. I imply, she’s motivated many people in such a short amount of time. I felt in one’s bones she was simply an ideal kid.”


Following the death of his daughter, Nealy encouraged others to continue to take COVID-19 seriously– particularly if they have children.

” A lot of individuals are informed that COVID-19 does not affect kids. Therefore a great deal of individuals, they get lazy with easy hygienic steps like masks and hand sanitizer– just something simple,” he stated. “It’s to assist not pass that on to anybody else.”


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