Truck driver Steven Logan says that 2020 was supposed to be a record-setting year for his family – new car, new house, and even new twins – but all of that changed when his pregnant wife became seriously ill after contracting COVID-19.
“This was supposed to be our celebratory year,” Logan said. “We got our first house just a few months ago, we just a got a new vehicle and we supposed to be celebrating the new addition of our twins and now it just seems like everything is in a tailspin.”
Logan’s pregnant wife, Jasmine, was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the beginning of November and became seriously ill as a result. Because of her struggle with the illness, doctors chose to induce her labor a month early in an attempt to relieve the stress on her body and improve her chances of recovery.
“They were hoping by doing this, it would give her lungs the capacity they need to breathe and give her antibiotics and steroids they couldn’t give because she was pregnant,” Logan said.
Unfortunately, this has not proven to be the case, and while the newborn twins are doing fine, Jasmine is now in a medically induced coma as doctors try to help her body fight off the virus.
“This thing has completely crippled her,” Logan said. “She has heart failure, she has kidney failure, she has liver failure, with no preexisting conditions whatsoever.”
Now, Logan finds himself unable to work as he stays home to care for his five children, who have also tested positive for COVID but are not showing symptoms.
“Due to the nature of my work [as a truck driver], I’m gone for days at a time and no one is able to stay here for days at a time,” he said.
Because of that, Logan has made the difficult decision to ask for help via a GoFundMe page, a move that he says is “extremely embarrassing.’
“I worked so hard to provide for my family to get us to this point, so it’s just extremely embarrassing to have to ask somebody for help, “he said to Fox 2 Detroit.
“I can’t even find the words to express my gratitude,” he wrote on the GoFundMe page. “I love you all, and despite the pain and frustration, you guys are like rays of sunlight. I may be lonely without my Jazzie, but you guys have shown me we’re not alone.”