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TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford reveals that her sister was admitted to intensive care after contracting coronavirus


"We're All So Broken": TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford is devastated when her 8-year-old sister Kennedy was admitted to intensive care after contracting coronavirus

  • The 19-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Sunday and said her sister already had "severe breathing problems" due to her SMA disease
  • SMA is Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is described by the NHS as a condition that weakens muscles and causes movement problems
  • Kelsey stated that Kelsey has a "weak immune system" because of her SMA and that it is "very dangerous" for her to have COVID-19
  • The star set up a GoFundMe page for her sister for SMA UK when she asked fans to donate what they could to help Kelsey fight the disease

TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford has announced that her 8-year-old sister Kennedy has been admitted to intensive care at Great Ormand Street Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 19-year-old reality star, who shared Instagram on Sunday, said she was "broken" as her sister already had "severe breathing problems" due to her SMA disease, which got worse on Saturday after contracting the virus .

Sharing a picture of Kennedy in her hospital bed, she wrote, “As you can imagine, me and my family are all heartbroken because Kennedy was hospitalized yesterday and tested positive for covid19.

"We're All So Broken": TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford was devastated when her 8-year-old sister Kennedy was admitted to intensive care on Saturday after contracting coronavirus

“She's really struggling, but she has severe breathing problems so I can only imagine how difficult it is for her now. she is in close care. & # 39;

Kelsey continued in another post: “My little sister Kennedy was hospitalized yesterday and tested positive for COVID19. We are all so broken that Kennedy has severe breathing problems due to her terminal illness, SMA.

& # 39; So this is very dangerous for her. Kennedy was at high risk of hiding and we tried our best to protect her from this terrible virus but unfortunately she caught it because of her weak immune system.

Fight: The 19-year-old reality star shared a picture of her sister in the hospital on Sunday and said her sister already had "severe breathing problems" due to her SMA disease

Fight: The 19-year-old reality star shared a picture of her sister in the hospital on Sunday and said her sister already had "severe breathing problems" due to her SMA disease

Emotional: Kelsey shared a close-up photo of her sister at the hospital when she said, “I'm so sorry my little baby. You can do that & # 39;

Emotional: Kelsey shared a close-up photo of her sister at the hospital when she said, “I'm so sorry my little baby. You can do that & # 39;

"She doesn't deserve this": Alongside pictures of her sister over the years, Kelsey claimed "Life is so cruel" after her sister was diagnosed with COVID-19 and asked fans to send their prayers

"She's in intensive care but really struggles as always so all I need to keep her in your prayers and hopefully she will get through, my strong little girl she doesn't deserve."

MailOnline has asked Kelsey's representative for a comment.

SMA is Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is described by the NHS as a condition that weakens muscles and causes movement problems.

Kelsey also shared pictures of Kelsey over the years showing how she used a ventilator on various outings to help her breathe better.

Fears: Kelsey stated that Kelsey has a "weak immune system" because of her SMA and that it is "very dangerous" for her to have COVID-19

Siblings: Kelsey shared pictures of Kennedy using a ventilator to breathe in bed with her sister

Fears: Kelsey stated that Kelsey has a "weak immune system" because of her SMA and that it is "very dangerous" for her to have COVID-19

Condition: SMA is spinal muscular atrophy described by the NHS as a condition that makes muscles weaker and causes movement problems

Condition: SMA is spinal muscular atrophy, described by the NHS as a condition that makes muscles weaker and causes movement problems

Reflecting: Kelsey shared pictures of Kelsey over the years showing her using a ventilator to help breathe on various outings

At home: In one picture, Kennedy was playing with her sister

Reflecting: Kelsey shared pictures of Kelsey over the years showing her using a ventilator to help breathe on various outings

Kelsey already set up a GoFundMe page for her sister when she asked fans to donate what they could to help Kelsey fight the disease.

Speaking to MailOnline, Kelsey said, "I'm raising money through my GoFundMe page for SMA UK and we have a Christmas Jumper Day on December 11th that you can attend and donate while you have a party."

Commenting on the state of the campaign, Kelsey said of her sister's SMA: “This affects her neck-down motion, but not her intelligence or sense of humor.

“Unfortunately, we also lost my brother Karter to this condition when he was a baby.

"It would mean so much if you could donate all you can. Every little bit helps and will help the charity continue its important work and support individuals and families like mine affected by SMA!"

Spending Time Together: While her sister was in the hospital, Kelsey shared a video with her asking fans to subscribe to Kennedy's YouTube channel

Spending Time Together: While her sister was in the hospital, Kelsey shared a video with her asking fans to subscribe to Kennedy's YouTube channel

Supportive: Kelsey already set up a GoFundMe page for her sister when she asked fans to donate what they could to help Kelsey fight the disease

Please Donate: Kelsey wrote, "It would mean so much if you could donate all you can. Every little bit helps and will help the charity continue its important work in helping individuals and families like mine."

Supportive: Kelsey already set up a GoFundMe page for her sister when she asked fans to donate what they could to help Kelsey fight the disease

Candid: Of the condition, Kelsey said of her sister's SMA, "This affects her neck-down motion, but not her intelligence or sense of humor."

Candid: Of the condition, Kelsey said of her sister's SMA, "This affects her neck-down motion, but not her intelligence or sense of humor."

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