NBA Star Karl-Anthony Towns says the coronavirus “should not be taken lightly” and took to his instagram to reveal his mothers COVID-19 diagnosis.
Towns shared that his mother is in a coma due to COVID-19.
“Things went sideways quickly,” the athlete explained in an emotional Instagram video about his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, on Wednesday.
Towns has urged everyone to “please protect your family, your loved ones, your friends, yourself, practice social distancing… it’s deadly.”
Towns told his 2 million followers that his mother was “deteriorating daily” and every time there seemed to be progress her health would switch and take a turn for the worse. She’s is currently on a ventilator while in a medically induced coma.
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Sharing my story in the hopes that everyone stays at home! We need more equipment and we need to help those medical personnel on the front lines. Thank you to the medical staff who are helping my mom. You are all the true heroes! Praying for all of us at this difficult time.
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