Sarah Cementle celebrated her 18th birthday just last month and was looking forward to graduating from high school next spring when Covid-19 took her life abruptly earlier this week, just days after she complained of headaches and congestion.
Cementel, of Tinley Park, Illinois, lost his battle with the virus on Sunday, a week after he was diagnosed.
Parents Deborah and Donald Cementle said Sarah had no healthy adolescent medical condition before her body was devastated by the coronavirus.
Sarah Cemental, 18, died of Covid-19 the day after Christmas, less than a week after testing positive for the virus in the suburbs of Chicago.
A few days before Christmas, healthy high school seniors complained to her parents Donald (left) and Deborah (right) of congestion and mild headaches, which they attributed to the cold.
Deborah told WLS-TV, “She went into cardiac arrest, she had blood in her brain, it was damaging her kidneys, she had to eat it.” ‘No parent should let their child go through it. No one. ‘
According to Bena, a married mom from suburban Chicago, it all started a few days before Christmas, when Sarah first complained of cold-like symptoms.
Deborah Cementel said the virus “ate” her healthy daughter and killed her within days.
But the high school student’s condition deteriorated rapidly and his mother took him for a COVID test on December 19, which came back positive the next day.
Over the next three days, Sara continued to add new ones with symptoms and signs, including vomiting, colds, and body aches.
Her parents took Sarah to Silver Cross Hospital Hospital two days before Christmas, but her condition continued to decline rapidly, and she was eventually moved to the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Chicago Tribune.
‘I know she was fighting because the last time I could talk to her on the phone, they took her from the regular room to the ICU and she said,‘ I’m mom, I’ll be fine, ’and that was One last thing, ‘Deborah remembered.
Despite doctors’ efforts to save her, Sara died on December 26, less than a week after her covid diagnosis.
On December 20, Sarah tested positive for the virus. Three days later he was taken to a local hospital, then transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that a high school student died of COVID-19 infection, along with non-traumatic brain hemorrhages, as a leading cause of death from severe hypoxic respiratory failure.
Sarah’s parents said their daughter spent most of her time at home with her family and her dog Bailey and did not know where she contracted the virus.
His 20-year-old brother, Matthew, came down in August with a mild case of the disease and recovered.
Cementale said they decided to share their daughter’s story with the public to remind them that COVID-19 does not only affect the elderly, or people with underlying health conditions.
‘Sarah is an example that it can happen to the youngest and healthiest people,’ Deborah said.
Despite the doctors’ efforts, Sara suffered from respiratory failure and cerebral hemorrhage, resulting in her death on December 26.
Sarah’s older brother, Matthew, 20 (left), caught COVID in August but recovered
Three days after Sarah’s death, Louis Letlo, a Republican congressman from Louisiana who was a few days away from taking the oath of office, committed suicide in Covid. He was 41 years old.
“There is no underlying health condition of the married parents which would have put them at higher risk for the disease,” the doctors said.
Coronavirus outbreaks have so far affected the U.S. In more than 338,000 people and 1.8 million people worldwide.
Sarah was a senior at Lincoln-Way East High School and volunteered at the pet rescue organization PAWS in Tinley Park.
Survived by her parents, brother and grandparents.
Sarah’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Orlando Park, Illinois.