(CNN) Adeline Fagan, a second year OBGYN resident living in Houston, died early Saturday after a couple months-long battle with Covid-19, her family announced in a post on a GoFundMe page established on her behalf.
Fagan had just started her second year of residency in Houston when she got sick, the GoFundMe page said.
While she mostly worked delivering babies, Fagan was doing a rotation in the ER treating Covid patients, the post said. Despite a history of asthma, upper respiratory infections and pneumonia, her sisters shared with TV station KHOU, going into work was "what (Adeline) wants to be doing."
"She wants to get out of bed every morning and deliver babies and help women," Maureen Fagan told KHOU.
Adeline Fagan arrived the morning of July 8 feeling good and "excited to see patients," but by the evening of her 12-hour shift, she began to feel "under the weather," the initial post on her GoFundMe page said.
slice29 on September 22nd, 2020 at 15:25 UTC »
I went on a trip to Australia with her through People 2 People back in 2007. She was a very bright and intelligent young woman. All she ever did was care about other people. My heart breaks for her family.
jjjoebox on September 22nd, 2020 at 15:09 UTC »
Addie was the nicest, most kind person I ever meet. This tragedy literally could not have happened to a nicer person and devastated a more wholesome family.
We became friends senior year of college as RAs on the same staff and got breakfast together most mornings. Those were always my favorite days as her cheery demeanor seemed to always uplift my own mood. I own a Galileo thermometer for my desk because of how much she talk them up and wanted one for herself. Now it'll just have to be my little memorial to her.
Rest in peace Addie.
mrbgso on September 22nd, 2020 at 12:35 UTC »
God, she was in her second year of residency. She was still in training, put onto the front lines, and will never get to enjoy the fruits of all the hard work she was still in the midst of. Just, what an awful tragedy...