Miami : Guatemalan family in mourning after the death of a teenager by COVID-19 –

Estelia Pérez was only 16 years old when after weeks of fighting with the coronavirus she lost her life last week. Today a Guatemalan family asks for help after the fatal outcome.

“I wanted to wake her up. I wanted to raise it, “said Juana Domingo, the mother of Estelia Pérez, a disabled teenager with pre-existing medical conditions, who succumbed in the” Nicklaus Children’s “hospital to Covid-19 this afternoon.

Domingo, of Guatemalan origin and whose mother tongue is Mayan, is devastated. He says he never thought that the nightmare of the disease would touch him so closely.

Estelia started with a fever the first days of July. After being taken to the hospital, she was intubated until last Wednesday, July 29, when her mother died today, she just wants to fulfill her last wish.

Sandra Zamora is now helping the family. They try to collect money to send the girl’s body to Guatemala and help her mother, who took care of her and her financial situation requires it.