The couple was hospitalized last month after family leave
Daniel and Davey Macias, a married couple from California, were hospitalized with COVID-19 just days after returning home from vacation last month and tragically died of complications from the virus in recent weeks, a 3 weeks old newborn and left behind four. Other children under 7 years of age
Nurse Davy Macias, 37, was seven months pregnant when she was first admitted to the hospital. Eight days before she died on August 26, a doctor gave birth to the couple’s daughter.
Daniel Macias, 39, was hospitalized last month just days after his wife and died on September 10 lost her battle with the virus.
The couple leaves behind five children aged 7, 5, 3, 2 and their newborn daughter.
“There are no words to explain the loss of both her and Davey,” wrote Daniel’s sister-in-law Terri Ceri on a GoFundMe page for children. “Keep the children in your thoughts and prayers. They received two angels but they still have a long road ahead of them.”
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As of Tuesday afternoon, the fundraiser had raised more than $241,000 and lots of supplies for the Macias children, who are being cared for by their grandparents.
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“I don’t know anyone who loves their kids as much as they used to, and he made sure he told them every day,” Ceri told Granthshala 5 San Diego. “I want them to know how much they are loved. And I want them to know how much their parents love them.”
Daniel Macias was a middle school teacher who “will be remembered as a kind, compassionate, fun-loving and generous teacher at Jehue Middle School, but he was also a devoted family man,” the Rialto Unified School District said in a statement. ”
Davy Macias was a frontline worker during the pandemic.
“COVID doesn’t discriminate and it’s a scary place in hospitals right now,” she wrote On Facebook in January “Nurses are tired, we worry before we go to work, we get in our cars and we cry after our long shifts. We mourn for patients and families.”
His brother Wong Seri told Orange County Register That her sister was not vaccinated because she was hesitant to do so while she was pregnant, and she was unsure whether Danielle Macias had been vaccinated.