“I think it is important that we all understand the seriousness of what is happening in the world right now with the coronavirus and I think that my experience at this time could help, so he decided to make this video and give an update on where I am, “she said, tearfully, Karl-Anthony Towns in a video that was uploaded to their social networks.
After the major focus of infection produced in Europe, the pandemic caused by COVID-19 seems to currently have an epicenter in the United States. With more than 55 thousand cases, it became the third most affected country. 802 people died.
The Minnesota Timberwolves center, who made headlines a few days ago for donating $ 100,000 to an area clinic to support the coronavirus investigation, said: “I was told early last week that my parents were not feeling Okay. My first reaction was to go get medical attention right away. There’s no reason to wait, just go to the nearest hospital and after a couple of days without showing any signs of improvement I went back to a hospital to get more evaluations. ” added the center.
The Dominican-born player announced that his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, was hospitalized for COVID-19 and is in an induced coma and connected to a respirator. “Her fever was not going down and she was very uncomfortable. Also his lungs were getting worse, his cough was getting worse, and he was having trouble breathingThat is why they had to put her on a respirator, “he confessed.
The player born in Metuchen, New Jersey, stated that “this is very hard for me and my family. She is the head of our house and You are in a medically induced coma. Since that day I obviously have not been able to communicate with her. ” And then he added: “I have simply been receiving updates on his condition. It is hard and every day we see how things are going, but we are positive ”.
Despite this complex picture, Towns is optimistic and sent a clear message to his followers: “My family told me to make this video so that people understand that the severity of this disease is real. This should not be taken lightly. Protect your families, your loved ones, your friends and yourself, practice social distancing. Please do not be in crowded places, it only increases the chances of getting this disease. My family and I are going to continue fighting against this and we are going to win. I want my story to help, I am praying for each one of you. My mother is the strongest woman I know and I know she will get through this.“
Donovan Mitchell, a Utah Jazz shooting guard and one of 15 NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19, sent forces to the Timberwolves man via social media message. “Stay strong. God is with you”.