5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies after being diagnosed with coronavirus
“The loss of a child, at any time, in any circumstances is a tragedy,” said Beaumont Hospital in a statement obtained by WXYZ. “We are sorry that COVID-19 killed a child. We express our deepest sympathies to the family of Skylar and to all those who have lost a loved one due to this virus.”
“They were on the front line and they served with honor and integrity and they did not deserve to lose their child because of this virus,” said Whitmer. “No one does.”
Those who died are between 5 and 107 years old, according to the website.
Skylar’s mother LaVondria Herbert told WXYZ that her daughter was beautiful, happy and full of life before she fell ill.
“She was a beautiful spirit, she was friendly, she loved, she cared, she was funny. Just a happy 5 year old child,” said Herbert. “She was a beautiful little girl. She lived her life, she lived her 5 years. You knew that she lived a wonderful life during these 5 years.”
Although Herbert and her husband Ebbie Herbert are in mourning, they say that Skylar’s battle against the deadly virus should serve as a warning to others.
“It’s a hurtful feeling that I don’t want another family to experience,” Ebbie Herbert told WXYZ.
“This virus does not care about your age, your nationality, your political preferences. It is serious and it will devastate you,” Ebbie Herbert told the news channel. “Skylar shines its light to tell the world that it can happen to any family.”