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18-Year-Old Girl Dies Just Days after Receiving Positive Test for COVID-19 — Details Revealed

Joe Akins
Dec 29, 2020
12:50 P.M.

A Tinley Park family has been left to mourn the loss of their 18-year-old daughter after she had a brief and unexpected battle with COVID-19.

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Once again, COVID-19 has snatched away someone unexpectedly from their loved ones. The family of a Tinley Park teenager was forced to mourn her untimely death after a brief violent battle with COVID-19.

At 18, Sarah Simental was healthy and had no other conditions that could have made the illness so violent. Still, the virus took her life in a short amount of time, leaving her family stunned.

A photograph of what the novel coronavirus disease looks like in a closeup | Photo: Pixabay 

A photograph of what the novel coronavirus disease looks like in a closeup | Photo: Pixabay

Her mother, Deborah, revealed that they decided to take Sarah to the hospital after her headache became a sore throat and body aches on December 23. She was hospitalized at Silver Cross Hospital.

Sarah loved to celebrate Christmas, but sadly, she never got to celebrate this one with her family. Deborah shared that the ailing teenager called her crying about missing Christmas with her family. She said:

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"I had to reassure her that it's just a day on the calendar and when she comes home, we'll do Christmas with you."

This never came to pass as COVID-19 ravaged Sarah's body so quickly. As her condition deteriorated, Silver Cross Hospital airlifted the 18-year-old to the University of Chicago Hospital.

In just a matter of days, her symptoms worsened exponentially, and no one could believe how fast it progressed. Deborah described how horrifying it was for a parent to see their child that way but revealed that they found solace in Sarah's last words.

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The teenager said that she was going to be okay, and in those words, the family was able to find some comfort. Sarah would have graduated from Lincoln Way East High School in a couple of months.

She dreamt of caring for animals, and this compassion was one of the many qualities her family would miss about her. Deborah sadly could not help but think of all the mother-daughter milestones she would miss.

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Friends and family can pay respects at Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60462. Sarah's tragic story is sadly not the first of its kind. On June 23, Carsyn Davis died at the age of 17 inside Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Davis passed away from COVID-19 two weeks after she attended an event at the church. The 17-year-old reportedly had a complicated medical history with several health problems.

Another sad story in Georgia came with the death of a couple, Wilma and Willard Bowen, who had been married for 50 years. The husband and wife reportedly died just hours apart after battling the virus.

Weeks before they passed, they paid a visit to Willard's mother, who died from dementia and complications due to COVID-19. The pandemic is truly more than just a cause for little concern, and it remains important now more than ever for people to understand the severity.

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