Fourteen members of the same Texas family tested positive for coronavirus after the party, with one dying and the other on life support
- A family gathering on June 13 led people to hire Covid-19
- Tony Green and his father-in-law Ceja were admitted to the hospital on June 24
- Ceja’s health deteriorated after contracting pneumonia, placed on life support
- Ceja’s mother also contracted Covid-19 and died in the hospital on July 2.
One person has died and another is on life support after fourteen members of the same Texas family tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party to celebrate the birth of a grandchild.
A ‘small meeting’ on June 13 led family members to hire Covid-19.
Dallas’s Tony Green hosted the party with his partner and invited the in-laws after months of social estrangement.
Green’s father, Rafael Ceja, attended the party along with his mother and one of his partner’s sisters.
Dallas’s Tony Green hosted the party with his partner (pictured) and invited the in-laws after months of social estrangement.
No masks were worn during the event, which was launched to celebrate the birth of a grandchild, and Green explained that the family had felt that the worst of the pandemic was behind.
“We felt that the worst was behind the country because everything was easy, things were reopening and none of us had any symptoms,” he told NBC News.
The next day, Green woke up feeling unwell and by June 15, his partner and parents had also become ill.
“The pain and trauma to come is more than anyone could have prepared for,” Green wrote on a GoFundMe page created to cover medical costs, which has since been phased out.
Green and his father-in-law, Ceja, were admitted to the hospital on June 24.
Green nearly suffered a stroke after the virus attacked his nervous system.
Later, in June, Ceja’s mother was admitted to the hospital where she died on July 2 after suffering pneumonia caused by the virus.
Rafael Ceja (pictured) was placed on a life support machine after hiring Covid-19 at the family reunion
Ceja didn’t know her mother was in a room next to hers, according to Green.
On July 12, Green learned that his father-in-law Ceja had been placed on a life support machine after also suffering from pneumonia.
His mother-in-law, Marisa, called him ‘crying and screaming in terror’ to tell him the bad news.
On July 14, a funeral was held for Ceja’s mother, with only 10 family members authorized to attend.