A Jacksonville mother has lost two of her sons in 12 hours. She caught the virus at the same time they did. She was vaccinated and they weren’t. And that made a life-saving difference.
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“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. The only reason I’m doing this is to put the word out to please get vaccinated,” Lisa Brandon said for News4jax.
The woman lived on the Southside with her sons, and they all got sick at the end of July. Unfortunately, her sons Aaron Jaggi, 35, and Free Jaggi, 41, kept getting worse each day. She had to take them to the hospital. Both had contracted pneumonia and they were immediately admitted into the intensive care unit where they were ultimately put on ventilators.
Free passed away on August 12 and Aaron died on August 13. The brothers died within 12 hours of each other.
“This is horrible. I love my boys. They never made it home,” the weeping mother told the outlet.
The woman has now lost all her children since her other son David died five years ago.
“My boys, they were my life. That’s all I lived for, for them,” she said.
The mother revealed that she had the Moderna vaccine and is convinced that she only had mild symptoms after getting infected with COVID-19 due to that precaution. She regrets not being able to convince her sons to get immunized against the virus.
“I think they would be alive today if they would have gotten their shot and wouldn’t have gotten it as bad. I wish I could have made them do it. And now it’s too late,” she said.
As she faces the terrible sight of an empty home the woman also has to move out because she was sharing rent with her sons. She hopes other people will learn a useful lesson from the tragedy she is going through.
“I think Aaron and Free would be just blown away to see how many people cared about them. And how many people are stepping up to help their mom out in this tough time,” Brittany Pequignot, a family friend, said.