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NBA: The NBA star's message with his mother in a coma for the coronavirus: “It is important that everyone understands the severity” | NBA 2019

Gabby Barker

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2020

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Karl-Anthony Towns raises his voice after his mother's coronavirus-induced coma

The Dominican American power Karl-Anthony Towns, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, confirmed last night in an emotional video that her mother Jacqueline Cruz is in a coma due to the coronavirus.

Towns explained, in broken words, that his mother, born in the Dominican Republic, had been hospitalized last week and that he had health complications due to what he considers to be COVID-19.

The Dominican international explained that his mother was kept in a medically induced coma and with an artificial respirator. “I think it is important that everyone understands the gravity of what is happening in the world at the moment with the coronavirus, and I think it is my obligation to help raise awareness and that is why I made this video,” explained Towns, in a almost six-minute recording I posted on Instagram.

Towns said he had been told that his parents had not been feeling well since last week and, although he recommended that they go immediately to the hospital, they did not do so until several days later, seeing that they were not improving.

So it was her sister who took them and asked to be tested for the coronavirus, because they had the symptoms of high fever and dry cough. “We thought the drug mix they were giving him could improve it, but at the end of the day his clinical picture remained unchanged,” Towns explained. “In the end her lungs did not respond well and they had to put her on an artificial ventilator as her condition suddenly worsened.”

Towns, who was born and raised in New Jersey, said his parents were tested for COVID-19 and confirmed that their father, Karl Sr., had been released from the hospital, but was told to quarantine while they waited. the test results.

The Timberwolves supporter noted that the family assumed their mother had COVID-19 because of the symptoms she was displaying, but that she began to feel better in the past few days before she got worse. “It felt great,” Towns said in the video. “We talked and she felt like she was going to get over it. She knew there were more difficult days to come, but she felt we were going in the right direction. Things suddenly turned against her.”

The Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, the second NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus after his teammate, French forward Rudy Gobert, did it first on March 11, and was the first to send Towns words of encouragement via Twitter.

“Be strong and trust God,” wrote Mitchell, who despite testing positive for the coronavirus never showed symptoms of the disease.

Gobert's positive was the one that caused NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to decide to suspend the entire league competition, while there have already been 10 players infected with the coronavirus, including star forward Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets. , and four more people from the teams of the Philadelphia Sixers (3) and Denver Nuggets (1)

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Gabby is someone who is interested in all types of sports, she loves to attend watching matches live. Whenever there is a match being played in her city, she makes sure to get the tickets in advance. Due to the love for sports, she joined Sportsfinding, and started writing general sports news. Apart from writing the news, she is also the editor for the website who checks and edits every news content before they go live.

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