'I can't breathe': Dying father regrets not getting vaccinated

If I can do it all over again I would do it in a heartbeat to save my life.’, the 40-year-old texted his brother before his death.

A man sent a heartbreaking text to his family from his hospital bed, saying how much he regretted not getting vaccinated against Covid-19. He died shortly after.

‘I Can’t Breathe Again’

Christian Cabrera, 40, tested positive for the coronavirus around Christmas. Few days later, he was diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs and was admitted into emergency care in Sherman Oaks, West Hollywood.

He was in so much pain and could barely speak. Christian had not been vaccinated at the time of taking ill, a decision he soon regretted. In a text to his brother moments before succumbing to the virus, he said:

I can’t breathe again. I really regret not getting my vaccine. If I can do it all over again I would do it in a heartbeat to save my life. I’m fighting for my life here and I wish I [had] gotten vaccinated.

According to KTLA, his brother Jino said, Christian may have foreseen his impending death as his condition grew worse, because he kept telling him to take care of his son.

He keeps saying, ‘Please keep take care of my son. He knows he might not make it. He might die in there.

A Case For Vaccination

Christian passed away on Saturday, January 22. He has been described as kind, loving person who would go all out for others. Jino Cabrera started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to cover medical and funeral costs, as well as to take care of the deceased’s three-year-old son.

In Los Angeles County, where Christian lived, unvaccinated people have been six times more likely to be admitted to the emergency ward compared to those fully vaccinated without boosters, according to data from Dec. 30 to Jan. 12.

Dr. Thomas Yadegar, medical director of the ICU at Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center said:

Our hospital and our ICU and ER are like war zones, much like last winter we are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. I think it’s vitally important to give your body every chance possible to get better because that’s what getting yourself vaccinated and boosted will do
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