Tennessee 6-year-old dies after contracting coronavirus

Gigi Morse was just 6 years old.
Gigi Morse was just 6 years old. (GoFundMe.com)

A 6-year-old Tennessee girl named Gigi Morse suddenly died after contracting COVID-19 this week, becoming a rare child casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The doctor said she had a viral bug and to let her rest and eat as many popsicles and slushies as she wanted,” wrote her mother, Priscilla Morse, according to the Jackson Sun. “She went to sleep and she died and I don’t even want to breathe anymore without her.”
The Jackson-Madison County Health Department confirmed Morse’s death during its director’s Wednesday press conference. Her father, David, said that Gigi suffered from “severe medical issues” and had had “a rough start to her short life.” Gigi was adopted from an orphanage in Ukraine when she was 3 years old but found love with her parents and other adopted siblings.
“She learned her own version of English, but we understood,” David wrote on Facebook. “She would sing Disney songs and nursery rhymes perfectly. She would give me kisses and then say ‘more,’ and we would kiss again and she would say ‘more’ again.

“I got to kiss my Gigi yesterday on the last time I would see her alive and we did the ‘more.’ I just love her so much. We are all so devastated. She now walks with Jesus. No more epilepsy, no more autism. She is my heart.”

Though this is no condolence to anyone struck by tragedy, childhood deaths make up a tiny fraction of the overall toll that coronavirus has taken on the United States. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics dated July 30, only 86 of the country’s 150,000-plus deaths from coronavirus have been children, which most states define as 0-19 years old.

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