A cardiac patient died after he couldn’t get an ICU bed in 43 hospitals. His family is pleading for people to get vaccinated


Ray DeMonia wasn’t seeking Covid-19 treatment when he arrived at an Alabama hospital with heart problems.

But the 73-year-old became an indirect victim of Covid-19 patients filling hospitals and ICU beds.

The cardiac patient from Cullman, Alabama, died in a Mississippi hospital about 200 miles from his home because there were no cardiac ICU beds nearby, his daughter Raven DeMonia told The Washington Post.

In DeMonia’s obituary, the family pleaded for everyone to get vaccinated to prevent others from being denied care due to a lack of resources.

Ray DeMonia died after he was unable to get a cardiac ICU bed in dozens of hospitals, his family said.”In honor of Ray, please get vaccinated if you have not, in an effort to free up resources for non COVID related emergencies,” the obituary read.

“Due to COVID 19, CRMC emergency staff contacted 43 hospitals in 3 states in search of a Cardiac ICU bed and finally located one in Meridian, MS. He would not want any other family to go through what his did..


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