Honors are pouring in for a 25-year-old who tragically died after battling the coronavirus in the northwest.
Claudia Marsh died on her 25th birthday at the Royal University Hospital, reports The Liverpool Echo.
A GoFundMe launched after her death reads: In fond memory of our beautiful daughter and incredible sister Claudia, who died on her 25th birthday at the Royal University Hospital in Liverpool after succumbing to the coronavirus.
“During last year’s lockdown, Claudia wanted to do something valuable with her free time. She found the Whitechapel Center and quickly got into sorting and packing groceries and sleeping packages.
“Claudia became the charity’s ‘figurehead’ and appeared on their website and Instagram pages when donations were made.
“She loved being able to make a difference to people who are less fortunate than herself.
“The Whitechapel Center is the leading homeless and housing charity in the Liverpool area.
“They work with people who sleep poorly, live in dormitories, or have difficulty managing their homes.
“They are committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills that are essential to independent living.”
David Roper, Whitechapel Volunteer Manager, told ECHO: “For all of us who worked with Claudia last summer, we will remember her energy, passion and dedication, as well as her wonderful sense of fun.
“It is a terrible and shocking tragedy. Claudia will live from the impact she had during the worst crisis we have faced in recent times and from her contribution to the life-saving support we are providing during this pandemic.
“Claudia has always put others in front of her, concentrated her energy in her volunteer work and supported our service users.
“She was also instrumental in bringing our volunteer community together with her constant enthusiasm, friendliness and warmth.
“A smile for everyone. She will be missed very much.”
On her Facebook page, a Whitechapel Center spokesman said: “Everyone who met her couldn’t help but be influenced by her warmth, energy and sense of fun.
“Claudia has always put others in front of her and her memory will live on through the impact and contribution that she has made to our organization.”