Karl-Anthony Towns’ Mom in a Coma with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns released an emotional video on Tuesday night.
According to the superstar big man, both of his parents fell ill last week with the coronavirus and matters have gotten increasingly worse for his mother. His mother, Jacqueline Cruz, is now in a medically-induced coma after battling severe systems related to COVID-19.
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) March 25, 2020
Luckily, a week after undergoing testing for the virus, Towns’ father, Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. has been discharged from the hospital and has been feeling better. Meanwhile, Cruz’s situation has worsened to the point where doctors put her on a ventilator prior to placing her into a coma.
“She just wasn’t getting better,” a visibly shaken up Towns said. “Her fever wasn’t cutting from 103. It’d maybe go down to 101.9 with the meds then immediately spike back up during the night. She was very uncomfortable. Her lungs were getting worse, cough was getting worse. She was deteriorating in front of our eyes.
“We always felt the next medicine would help or the next one would help. This is the one that’s going to get it done.”
Towns recently donated $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for coronavirus relief efforts. He made the donation before both of his parents experienced any type of symptoms.
“My mother, she’s the strongest woman I know and I know she’ll beat this,” Towns said. “We’re going to rejoice when she does.”
Towns noted that neither parent has yet to receive the results of their COVID-19 test.