A wife shattered by her young husband’s coronavirus death has discovered a heart-wrenching note penned by him as he lay dying alone.
Katie Coelho discovered the note on her husband, 32-year-old Jonathan’s phone after he tragically passed away at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, on April 22.
Just six days after coming into contact with a coronavirus sufferer Jonathan penned the heartbreaking note as he lay dying.
Jonathan wrote – I am so lucky. It makes me so proud to be your husband and the father to Braedyn and Penny.
Katie, you are the most beautiful caring nurturing person I’ve ever met. You are truly one of a kind,,, make sure you live life with happiness and that same passion that made me fall in love with you.
Seeing you be the best mom to the kids is the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced.
Katie told CNN – If I was sick and feeling crummy, I don’t know if I would have had the strength to give my family a goodbye letter.
The mom-of-two made the tear-jerking discovery while transferring photos from his phone.
The pair had known each other since college and have two young children together, Braedyn, 2, and 10-month-old Penny.
Little Braedyn has cerebral palsy, with Katie acting as his full-time carer.
Jonathan, a reportedly fit and healthy young man, spent 20 days unconscious on a ventilator before passing away following cardiac arrest.
The last time Katie spoke to him was on March 29.
She rushed to be by her husband’s side as he slipped away on April 22, but couldn’t make it to hospital in time.
Speaking of her husband’s untimely death, Katie said – My heart is not even broken, it’s shattered. My kids and I will live the rest of our lives without Jonathan.
The courthouse worker is thought to have contracted coronavirus after coming into contact with a sufferer on March 23.
Katie said of her grief: Our everything was stolen from us.
My heart is not even broken, it’s shattered.
My kids and I will live the rest of our lives without Jonathan. And I don’t know how we’re going to do it.