It’s a startling beginning of an obituary announcing the passing of Candace Cay Ayers from complications of severe COVID-19.
“She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with covid-19. She was vaccinated but was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life,” it reads.
Candace Cay Ayers died on Sept. 3, after life support was removed. “She took about four or five breaths after that and she passed away right there within a matter of minutes,” her son said.Courtesy Marc Ayers
The Springfield, Illinois, mother was 66 and received her second shot of the Moderna vaccine in March, said Marc Ayers, her son.
But the family believes she caught the breakthrough infection in July after visiting an unvaccinated friend in Mississippi.