The 10-year-old girl who sewed coronavirus masks for nurses at a Texas hospital earlier this month was tragically killed in an ATV accident last week, according to reports.
Fox News say that Lexi Collins, who made the masks for healthcare workers on the frontline at Anson General Hospital, passed away on Friday. The nurses who received her masks were among those mourning her.
Little Lexi was featured on Texas TV station KTXS‘ Facebook page on April 6 for her inspiring work.
“Thankful for a beautiful donation of masks by a special 5th grader from Munday, Texas. Thank you Lexi Collins,” Anson General wrote on its Facebook page.
“Thank you all for making my girl’s day by thanking her publicly!” Lexi’s mom, Jara Collins, said in response. “She loves to sew, and I’m a nurse so she wants to help out all the nurses she can. Praying you all stay safe throughout all this! Lexi is so glad to help out!”
As per Lexi’s obituary, she spent hours making 100 masks to shield nurses in the fight against coronavirus. At this stage no further details of the accident that claimed her life are available.
“Lexi was a remarkable child,” Munday City Councilwoman Karen Logan said. “She was bright, talented, wise beyond her years, but overall had the most precious spirit I’ve ever known.”
The 10-year-old’s funeral took place on Monday, with mourners forced to observe social distancing and wear masks.
Such a truly tragic update. My heart bleeds for this little girl, who was a credit to her community.
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