Skylar Herbert Honored as US Marks a Grim Milestone — 100K Deaths from Coronavirus [VIDEO]
Now in its third month, the coronavirus pandemic has reached a grim milestone here in the United States. As of yesterday (5/27) 100,000 Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
In April, Skylar Herbert lost her battle with the disease. The five-year-old from Detroit became the first child in Michigan to die from COVID-19. She was the daughter of two first-responders, contracting the disease in March. She spent two weeks on a ventilator and ultimately died from meningitis and swelling of the brain which were complications related to coronavirus.
Skylar is not just a number. She is just one of many who have lost their battle with this insidious disease. Sons, daughters, parents, grandparents, healthcare workers, clerks, bus drivers -- the list of victims seemingly has no end. Skylar had dreamed of becoming a dentist. That dream, like so many others, has been senselessly cut short.
On its nightly news broadcast, ABC paid tribute to the 100,000 people in America who have lost their battle with COVID-19. There wasn't time to mention all of the victims as host David Muir pointed out. But a select few, including Michigan's first child to succumb to the disease, was honored.
It's a beautiful piece that pays tribute to so many lives lost. Skylar Herbert's story begins at about the 1:45 mark in the video below.
Muir also paid tribute to Vincent Barber, another coronavirus casualty from Michigan. His wife expressed her concerns about people who are not taking the disease seriously. That portion of the video begins at about 4:40.
As we mark this horrific milestone in America, our hearts go out to all the victims' families as they mourn the loss of loved ones.