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Two-time cancer survivor dies after contracting COVID-19 for a second time

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  • Katie Wright was diagnosed with Stage Four cancer in 2019.
  • The deceased suffered from severe Pneumonia after contracting COVID-19 the second time.

A woman who beat cancer twice has succumbed to COVID-19.

Katie Wright, 27, contracted the virus for the second time which led to her suffering from severe Pneumonia. She died on August 4.

The mother of one from Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, has left behind a four-year-old daughter and husband Jamal Wright.

According to British outlet Daily Mail, her friends described her as “an amazing mother, partner, daughter, friend and the perfect role model.”

From her hospital bed, the deceased completed her thesis paper in the hope of qualifying as a mental health nurse later this year.

Wright underwent a series of health issues that began at the age of 17. She discovered a lump on her neck and immediately sought medical attention. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but recovered after going through a series of chemotherapy sessions and a stem cell transplant.

Following the cancer treatment, the deceased was told it would be impossible for her to conceive naturally. Unexpectedly, she became pregnant in 2016 and delivered a baby girl.

Katie conceived a baby girl despite warnings after cancer treatment. PHOTO/FILE
Stage Four Cancer

In 2019, her cancer returned at Stage Four. Wright got another transplant and triumphed against cancer for the second time. Her health recently deteriorated after contracting COVID-19.

It remains unclear whether she had been vaccinated against the virus, despite most citizens getting the jab by end of 2020.

A fund, GoFundMe page, has been set up to help cater for funeral expenses and support her daughter. So far, more than KSh985,000 has been raised.

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