Emily Victoria Viegas Biography – Emily Victoria Viegas Wiki
Emily Victoria Viegas was a 13-year-old Brampton girl, who reportedly died of COVID-19 on April 22, 2021, at home in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She became one of the youngest people in Canada to die from COVID-19.
She is the daughter of Carlos Viegas, a well-known ball hockey player and official. Emily Viegas’ father, Carlos Viegas, has been a long time player and referee with the Greater Toronto Ball Hockey League. On April 22, Emily woke up in the bedroom she shares with her younger brother, went to the bathroom, then returned to bed, lying beneath posters of mermaids and characters from the film Frozen. Just after 9 a.m., Emily’s brother noticed she wasn’t moving and raced to get their father, according to The Globe and Mail.
Viegas found his daughter laying eerily still, her eyes partly open, and completely unresponsive. He called 911 and was instructed to give his daughter CPR. When paramedics arrived, they cleared Viegas and his son out of the room and tried to resuscitate Emily, too, and briefly got her heart beating again, but she still wasn’t breathing. They tried again. After she was rushed to hospital, a doctor called Viegas and said they would try once more but if they failed, they’d pronounce her dead. Three hours after Viegas had put his head on his daughter’s chest, he got another call she was gone. Doctors said she not only had COVID-19, but also pneumonia.
Emily Victoria Viegas Age
Emily Viegas passed away on April 22, 2021. She was 13 years old.
Emily Victoria Viegas Death – Emily Victoria Viegas Covid
Emily Victoria Viegas passed away from COVID on April 22, 2021. She was 13. Her death was confirmed in a statement on a GoFundMe page: “With a heavy heart I regret to announce the passing of Emily Victoria Viegas the 13 year old daughter of our good friend Carlos Viegas. She passed away from COVID on April 22, 2021.”
Premier Doug Ford said in a statement: “My heart absolutely breaks for this family. I can’t imagine the unbearable pain and sorrow they are feeling right now. It’s heart-wrenching and a devastating reminder of what this virus can do. On behalf of all Ontarians, I’m sending my deepest condolences to everyone who is suffering from the terrible loss of this young life.”
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown tweeted: “This is beyond heart wrenching. As a parent, I am lost for words. Horrifying. We can never underestimate the seriousness of #covid19 and the variants. My deepest condolences on behalf of the City of Brampton. #RIPEmilyVictoriaViegas”
Emily Victoria Viegas GoFundMe
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with her funeral and burial costs. A statement on the GoFundMe page read: “With a heavy heart I regret to announce the passing of Emily Victoria Viegas the 13 year old daughter of our good friend Carlos Viegas. She passed away from COVID on April 22, 2021. If you have the means please donate whatever you can to help with her funeral and burial costs. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult and unfortunate time.”