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A Michigan mother-of-four and prominent figure in Detroit’s vibrant ballroom scene died of coronavirus before she could say goodbye to loved ones.
When symptoms of the coronavirus became too much for Laneeka Barksdale, 47, to bear, she tried to drive herself to the hospital over fears she would infect her loved ones.
The article goes on to state the following:
Laneeka initially believed she was suffering a common cold when she began feeling sick in early March, but a mild cough turned into a fever that spiked at 102 degrees. Then it stole her breath.
The report states that Laneeka was hospitalized on March 14, and passed away nine days later, without even being able to say goodbye to her family.
She leaves behind four children, ages 7, 17, 25 and 26.
The coronavirus has turned Detroit into a new hot spot, with at least 3,900 confirmed cases and 130 deaths.
Michigan has 14,225 reported cases of coronavirus, and 540 deaths, as of Sunday.
Mother-of-four and ballroom dancer, 47, died of coronavirus before she could say goodbye to her family https://t.co/ZQRfn64ruU
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 4, 2020
Rest in peace, Laneeka Barksdale.
“This is the most serious thing we’ve faced as a world in anybody’s lifetime that’s alive right now. The implications of it are too vast to take lightly.” – her brother, Omari Barksdale.https://t.co/ASAuYHOZYo
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) March 25, 2020
DETROIT (AP) — When Laneeka Barksdale got so sick from the coronavirus that she had to be hospitalized, she tried to keep family from driving her there so as not to put them in danger. https://t.co/bkB4UEYlCw
— Sentinel-Tribune (@sentineltribune) April 5, 2020
Laneeka Barksdale, a Detroit mother of four, put up a good fight with COVID-19, but it was one she did not win. https://t.co/IKeBhqg4Pi
— FOX6 News (@fox6now) March 27, 2020
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