A mom has posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook of her and her husband struggling to cope with their daughter’s death after she died of COVID-19.
Izzy, a four-year-old who died from COVID on December 18, is pictured lying in a hospital bed after the virus was first detected in California on December 7, 2017.
The family, who had flown to California from New York, were due to take her to Disneyland when the news broke.
They spent hours in the hospital trying to console her but after several days they had to abandon their plan.
“She is just a normal little girl, not the tragic, beautiful, beautiful little girl we knew,” the video says.
“[But] she had the most terrible day of her life.
It was so hard.
It’s been really hard for us.
She had so much to be grateful for.
We have been working on getting her back and we will do everything we can to do that.”
The couple posted the video on Sunday and it has been shared more than 300,000 times.
In the video, they talk about the loss of their little girl.
‘It’s been hard for me’: Mom talks to her son on camera after the toddler’s death “We can’t take it anymore, we have to make this stop,” the mother says in the video.
She adds: “It’s not the worst thing, but it’s not what we wanted to happen.”
A spokesman for the family told BuzzFeed News: “We do not wish to discuss the circumstances of this case.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Izzy and their loved ones.”
In a statement, Disneyland confirmed: “Our hearts go out to Izzy’s family and all who have been impacted by this terrible illness.
We are aware of the tragic death of a child in the parks.
Our hearts are with them and their family during this difficult time.”