"It will haunt me for the rest of my life": Mother and daughter die from Covid within days of each other
"I can’t get it out of my mind why she didn’t take it"
A mother and daughter have died from Covid within days of each other.
They were being treated at Ulster Hospital.
Both women chose not to be vaccinated.
Speaking about the harrowing loss, the father of 32-year-old Sammie Jo-Forde told BBC: "I’ve had the worst weekend of my life, my daughter passed away on Saturday from Covid-19. Her mummy got buried yesterday, she had Covid-19."
“Both of them never took the Covid injections…these people who are not taking the Covid-19 injection, they’re not thinking of the other people they’re leaving behind," he added.
“She’s getting buried next Monday and I can’t even give her a kiss cheerio. Next Monday, I have to bury my firstborn, my best friend, my daughter, and I can’t get it out of my mind why she didn’t take it.
He added: "It will haunt me for the rest of my life.”
His daughter was a mum to four young children under the age of 11.
Her father revealed she was a healthcare worker and had no underlying conditions.
Her mother was also a healthcare worker.
His daughter and her mother were two beds away from one another in Ulster Hospital.
“They lived together, they worked together, they died together,” the grief-stricken father shared.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family of the late Sammie-Jo.
"She was an amazing mother, a loving wife and she will never be forgotten!" the friend wrote.
They continued: "I can't even imagine what he or the kids are feeling at this time! To not only lose their granny/mother-in-law but to lose their mother/wife is just unimaginable."
"If we could pull together and raise as much to help John and the kids through this financially that will be one worry from their heads so they can focus on themselves and try to get through this."
You can support the GoFundMe here.