Jennifer Rowe, 36, Knoxville, TN, Type 1 Diabetic + Needed Kidney, Anti-vaxxer, Dead from Covid
Updated: Mar 13, 2022
I thought I'd give you a quick story that we just featured at HCAz Facebook as we're still working on a new compilation. Hopefully, you'll get two stories today! 🥳
I'm going to call this segment, "WTF were you thinking?"
Let me introduce you to Jennifer Rowe and her mother Gail Colgan. Jennifer was a 36-year-old, Type 1 Diabetic who was in need of a kidney transplant. Another one who should have been first in line to get vaccinated.
According to her FB page, she worked as a care coordinator for a company that provides proton therapy. This company provides "comprehensive patient care and leading-edge technology, offering one of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world-proton therapy". I'm hoping and assuming that she worked remotely and didn't see or work with the patients coming in to receive therapy? Jump to comments.
Jennifer has been Type 1 Diabetic for 23 years and found out in early 2021 that she had stage 4 kidney disease. She was in need of dialysis and a kidney transplant.
Jennifer was also antivax before it was even "cool".
You probably guessed that she was also antivax during the pandemic.
Her mother Gail is a serial anti-vaxxer on Facebook.
In early January 2022, Jennifer had a stroke and was hospitalized for two weeks.
Fast forward to 2/5/22 - Jennifer has been fighting Covid for 12 days. She has "Covid pneumonia" and is in the ICU.
Gail has hope.
Update on Jen. She looks good but she's just exhausted. No big deal because the ventilator is off. 🎉
Jennifer has definitely been dealt a bad hand healthwise, but a vaccine would have been her best defense against Covid.
This is not a good update.
Sadly, Jennifer passed away on February 28, 2022 and earned her Herman Cain Award.
I don't know, but WTF was Jennifer thinking? Please get vaccinated. Get your booster.