Teenager with immune deficiency told her dad 'I feel fine' just moments before her mother found her dead from coronavirus - two weeks after her 18th birthday

An 18-year-old girl in Illinois was found dead from the coronavirus just moments after telling her father that she was 'fine' - and two weeks after her celebrating her birthday. 
Caitlin Whisnant, from Will County, was born with a genetic immune deficiency and was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier in the month. 
Her father said that she did not have severe symptoms while she stayed at her sister's home under quarantine.
'I talked to her in a video call,' her father, Jody Whisnant, explained to CBS Chicago. 'Honey, how are you feeling?' 'Dad, I feel fine. I'm just a little tired.'' 

But her mother, Kristan Whisnant, found her unresponsive just moments after. 

Caitlin Whisnant, from Will County, was born with a genetic immune deficiency and was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier in the month. She died just two weeks after her 18th birthday
Caitlin Whisnant, from Will County, was born with a genetic immune deficiency and was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier in the month. She died just two weeks after her 18th birthday
'I found her passed away and tried to revive her,' Kristin said. 
The parents describe Caitlin, the youngest of five children, loved to make other people happy. 
'Caitlin, she was my right hand here,' said Kristin. 'If something needed to be done, she was always here helping me.'
Caitlin's funeral was on Saturday but only certain family members could attend as her mother is currently recovering from the coronavirus herself. 
Caitlin's father Jody Whisnant, right, said that she did not have severe symptoms while she stayed at her sister's home under quarantine.
Caitlin's father Jody Whisnant, right, said that she did not have severe symptoms while she stayed at her sister's home under quarantine. 

Her father added: 'Even as a teenager she would hold my hand. She would my wife's hand when we'd go out in public, and you know how rare that is. She didn't care who knew how much she loved her family.'
'I would want the world to know how wonderful our daughter was.' 
The teen, who excelled in math and science, is just one of the few cases of children dying from the coronavirus, which has killed more than 2,000 deaths in Illinois. 
'Children compared to adults are a relatively less affected population when it comes to COVID-19,' said Doctor Larry Kociolek.
The doctor is the director of Infection Prevention and Control at Lurie Children's Hospital.
'About 80% of children that we have diagnosed withCOVID-19 have not required hospitalization, and many of those children have had such a mild illness that they probably did not need to be seen by the pediatrician either.'
It is not exactly clear why the mortality rate is so low among the young, according to the doctor. 
Kociolek said physicians don't have a full understanding why the mortality rate is so low among the very young, but he said many of those with difficulty have pre-existing conditions.    
Caitlin's funeral was on Saturday but only certain family members could attend as her mother is currently recovering from the coronavirus
 Caitlin's funeral was on Saturday but only certain family members could attend as her mother is currently recovering from the coronavirus
Teenager with immune deficiency told her dad 'I feel fine' just moments before her mother found her dead from coronavirus - two weeks after her 18th birthday Teenager with immune deficiency told her dad 'I feel fine' just moments before her mother found her dead from coronavirus - two weeks after her 18th birthday Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:58 Rating: 5

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