- Three children were left without parents after they both succumbed to the coronavirus
- The parents passed away within weeks of each other, leaving a 20-year-old as the head of the household
- An NPO set up a crowdfunding initiative to help the children get through this difficult period
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A 20-year-old has suddenly become the head of the household after his parents passed away from Covid-19. The orphaned young man is now responsible for his two siblings.
Her parents, Nameer (52) and Nada Ayram (46), arrived in the United States as refugees. The family arrived in America eight years ago and lived in Detroit, Michigan. They contracted the coronavirus as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc across the globe, losing their lives within just weeks of each other, according to PEOPLE.
Their three children, Nashwan (20), Nadeen (18) and Nanssy (13) were left orphaned.
A local non-profit organisation, Chaldean American Ladies of Charity, has stepped in to help the family with basic necessities. According to their spokesperson, Renee Yaldo, two of the older children contracted the virus as well and are currently self-isolating.
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The children are apparently devastated about their loss. A charity has since been set up to help the family, according to a report by News24. A GoFund Me page was also set up for the family and has so far raised $208 000, which is the equivalent of R3.8 million.
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