"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
TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford announced that her 8-year-old sister Kennedy has been admitted to intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 19-year-old reality star, who shared Instagram on Sunday, said she was "broken" as her sister 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 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;
"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.
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.
Commenting on her sister's SMA condition, Kelsey said, “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!"
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