The 5-year-old Skylar Herbert the daughter of two Detroit first responders has died of complications from coronavirus.
According to CNN, little Skylar died after being on a ventilator for two weeks. She tested positive for coronavirus last month and developed a rare form of meningitis and swelling on the brain, according to Detroit local news.
“The loss of a child, at any time, under any circumstances, is a tragedy,” Beaumont Hospital, where she as being treated said in a statement. “We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. We extend our deepest sympathy to Skylar’s family and all others who have lost a loved one to this virus.”
Skylar’s mother has been a Detroit Police officer for 25 years and her father has worked as a firefighter with the Detroit Fire Department for 18 years, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said during a news conference Monday evening.
Let’s keep her family in our prayers as they mourn the loss of their baby girl.