GRAND LEDGE, MI – The family of a 20-year-old college student from Michigan who died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is now begging others to seriously consider this virus.
Bethany Nesbitt of Grand Ledge was found dead in her dorm room at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana at 10 a.m. on October 30, about ten days after she started having symptoms.
A third-year psychology student with asthma and earlier was taken to the emergency room following a drop in oxygen saturation on October 26. Doctors determined Nesbitt was likely to have COVID-19. But this is not the case and she seems to be recovering. , according to a statement from the family.
“After a complete investigation and autopsy, the cause of death was determined to be pulmonary embolism that had not been previously discovered,” Kosciusko County Executive Tony Ciriello said in a statement. “Although COVID played a role in causing death, it was not caused by COVID.”
However, the Nesbitt family has shown that the blood clot is “widely recognized as one of the most common causes of death in COVID-19 patients”.
The family is now encouraging others to “take great care” as COVID-19 infections continue to rise across the United States.
“Please do not assume that young people will not be affected by this virus. Bethany was careful. She wears her mask. She is socially aloof, ”the statement wrote. “We urge you to follow the procedures and precautions of health officials. There will be an empty seat on our table the next time our family comes together – and every time after. This loss is forever. We urge you to take this virus seriously ”.
Nesbitt’s brother, Stephen, is a Athletic reporter. He sent several statements on behalf of his family.
Nesbitt, the youngest of nine children, is pursuing a career as a Child Life Specialist, helping children and families navigate the course of illness, injury, disability, injury or hospitalization.
Her family said she had pasted pictures of her family and friends on her dorm room wall and lovely pictures. Her family said that she would be remembered as a “selfless and loving friend” who loved Jesus and was a constant source of encouragement to others, her family said, as well as her beliefs. Her passion for helping others, especially children, has a sense of humor and laughter.
The family has established a commemorative scholarship named Nesbitt that will be used to provide scholarships to students with similar dreams and financial needs. It raised over $ 19,500 on Wednesday afternoon.
“Grace University students, faculty and staff continue to pray for the Nesbitt family and mourn the loss of their beloved classmate, Bethany Nesbitt,” Grace University President, Dr. Bill Katip said in a statement.
“We are also working with families to honor Bethany’s legacy. She will always be remembered for her playful spirit, her love for God and others, and her positive impact on campus. “
“It is in such times that our only real and sure comfort comes from knowing the Lord, the God of all. I was reminded of what the psalmist said in Psalm 73: ‘My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and mine forever.’
Katip says Grace College’s “detailed procedures and procedures” are followed in the care of Nesbitt, who is given a single dorm room free of charge for the family, according to their statement.