Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab aged 13 who is the UK’s youngest coronavirus victim sadly died alone without his family or friends around him.
When paramedics asked what he want’s to do when he grows up he answered a Vet. Kind members of the public have raised over £62K to support the family.
Sadly Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab passed away in the early hours of Monday at King’s College Hospital in London.
Ismail died after testing positive to coronavirus he is believed to have had no known underlying health conditions.
A family friend described the moment that no one was allowed around Ismail on his death beds. His last moments were alone.
This is something that must be incredibly hard for families to cope with when dealing with such tragic circumstances.
A close family friend Mohammed Motlib spoke to ITV NEWS and said “No one else is allowed to be around that individual that means on your death bed in your last moments, you are alone.
“He was a young boy, 13 without his mother, without any of his siblings on his deathbed in the last moments.
“That’s very hard to understand and digest as to how lonely that moment must have been, but the belief we have is that he’s gone to a place that’s better.”
The family have been left heartbroken following the sudden death of Ismail who is a gentle and kind child.
His family released a statement saying “Ismail was a loving son, brother, nephew to our family and a friend to many people who knew him. His smile was heart-warming and he was always gentle and kind,” the statement said.
“We as a family are still trying to come to terms with the sudden death of Ismail. He leaves behind six siblings who are completely devastated and this has been made more difficult not being able to be with Ismail while he was in the hospital.”
“loving pure child” who was full of joy and would make you smile. Anyone who meets him would fall in love with his character immediately and you would feel the pure love emanate from himself,” Mr Motlib said.
“Ismail was a caring young individual, he loved animals so even when the paramedics came to visit and take him on the night that he became ill, and they asked him what he wanted to be, he made it clear that he wanted to be a vet and expressed his care and love towards animals.”
Today has shown that the coronavirus does not discriminate and regardless of your age, this virus can have fatal consequences.
It is really important that we follow the government advice of staying at home, protecting the NHS and saving lives.
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