Karl-Anthony Towns: Mother placed in a coma after showing coronavirus symptoms

Minnesota Timberwolves Center Karl-Anthony Towns has announced that his mother is in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator after showing symptoms related to COVID-19.

In an emotional video posted on YouTube and social media on Tuesday evening, Towns said that both of his parents were feeling bad lately and were being tested for the new coronavirus. The two-time NBA All-Star said his father, Karl Towns, was released under mandatory quarantine, but his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, was hospitalized because her condition “worsened daily.”

“She was getting worse and the hospital was doing everything she could,” Towns, 24, said in the video. “I did everything I could. Still, and she just didn’t get better. Her fever never dropped from 103, may have fallen to 101.9 with the meds, and immediately peaked again at night. She was very bad. Her lungs got worse, her cough got worse.

“She regressed.”

The cities were visibly upset, but said he remained optimistic for the sake of his mother and family.

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“I’m never going to stop, neither will my whole family and my mom,” he said. “Dominican women are strong, I know they are. My mom is the strongest woman I know, and I know she will beat this, and we will rejoice if she does. “

According to the sports news website Athletic, Towns donated $ 100,000 to help test for the coronavirus before his mother fell ill.

“This disease should not be taken lightly,” Towns said in the video. “Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself. Practice social distance. Please don’t be in places with a lot of people; it only increases your chances of getting this disease.

“And this disease is deadly. It’s deadly. And we’ll keep fighting on my side, me and my family, we’ll keep fighting this. We’re going to beat it. We’re going to win.”

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