Published On: Mon, Sep 13th, 2021

California father of 5 children, including a newborn, dies of COVID weeks after wife lost her life to the disease

The husband of a Southern California nurse who died of problems from COVID-19 greater than two weeks in the past has now died after battling the disease himself, abandoning 5 younger kids including a new child woman.

Daniel Macias of Yucaipa died on Thursday, a member of the family advised KTLA-TV.

“I don’t know anyone who loved their kids as much as they did, and they made sure they told them every day,” Terri Serey, Daniel’s sister-in-law, advised the station. (*5*)

Daniel and his wife, Davy, have been admitted to a hospital intensive care unit days aside final month after being identified with COVID-19. A physician delivered the couple’s daughter eight days earlier than Davy Macias died.

The couple developed signs after occurring a household journey to the seaside and an indoor water park at the finish of July, members of the family stated.

Macias’ brother, Vong Serey, advised the San Bernardino Sun final month that his sister was not vaccinated towards COVID-19 and was hesitant to get the shot as a result of she was pregnant. (The CDC says the vaccine is protected throughout being pregnant.) She was a nurse in the labor and supply ward at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center and had labored all through the pandemic, he stated.

Serey didn’t know whether or not his brother-in-law had been vaccinated.

Daniel Macias was a center college math instructor in the Rialto Unified School District, district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri stated.

He is “remembered as a compassionate, kind-hearted, fun-loving and generous teacher at Jehue Middle School but he was also a devoted family man,” the district stated in a assertion.

The couple’s kids, who’re 7 and beneath, are beneath the care of their grandparents, in accordance to members of the family.

According to a GoFundMe web page arrange for the household, each mother and father have been intubated and handled in a hospital intensive care unit “due to the Delta variant.” The web page had raised greater than $200,000 by Monday morning.

The Macias household


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