Camden County 12-Year Old Dead From Perceived COVID-19 Complications Laid To Rest Thursday
South Jersey is mourning the loss of 12-year-old Amelia Perry of Camden County. She lost her life as a result of what is believed to be complications from her COVID-19 diagnosis. Although the official cause of death has yet to be revealed, it's been said that pneumonia along with the coronavirus are the presumed factors.
Amelia Sophia Perry, a Haddon Township middle school girl, passed away last week at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after battling COVID-19. Sources report that she was battling a few health problems at the time, including a new diagnosis of Type-1 diabetes. While the rest of her classmates were gearing up for the school year ahead and envisioning what the rest of seventh grade held in store for them, Perry wound up in the hospital and succumbed to her health declination.
Apparently, it took no time at all for her health to decline from bad to worse. She received the COVID-19 diagnosis on September 21st and lost her life on Thursday, September 23rd. Exactly a week later, her family laid her to rest with a funeral mass held at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Collingswood, Camden County.
Friends and extended family have been expressing their condolences to the Perrys via social media all week long. Comments include everything from Amelia's love of life to her love of art. A t-shirt is reportedly being created and sold that will feature one of Amelia's favorite things to draw: sunflowers.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to benefit Amelia's mom and sister, which can be found HERE.
RIP, little Amelia.