If you have had the pleasure of knowing the Coelho family, you know that they are some of the kindest, hardest working people you will ever meet. If you don't know their story, here is a quick backstory as to why they are one of the most incredible families ever.
Jonathan is the sole provider and works tirelessly to care for his wife Katie and their two kids, Braedyn and Penelope. Katie is a wonderful stay at home mom who has spent countless hours caring for Braedyn who has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and their sweet baby girl, Penelope. You can find more about their journey as a family on their Facebook page, Journey for Braedyn .
On March 26th, Jonathan tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted into the hospital for observation due to severe breathing issues. Initially, it was thought that he would be hospitalized just over the weekend but due to recent setbacks, he was sent up to the ICU to be sedated and put on a ventilator in hopes of stabilizing him. His CT scan from last night showed aggressive Covid-19 virus in his lungs. The doctors called it “severe”, and also mentioned Jonathan had coughed up a little bit of blood yesterday. He said Jonathan is a little young to be in the ICU but as of right now his body was responding well to the ventilator. His body is responding better than what they expected considering how bad his CT scan looked. He said Jonathan will definitely be sedated for at least 10 days but maybe 14.
When asked if Jonathan was going to be ok, and he said “it’s too early”.
Jonathan is the most loving, kind-hearted human being. He is the most amazing husband and father. He worships Katie and his kids. This was his WORST fear, he always spoke about how he worried something would happen to him and he wouldn’t be here for us. And his worst fear came true.
If you are able to help in any way, even just a few dollars, it would mean the world to the Coelho family as they fight to pull through this. Updates will be posted as they become available.
Thank you. Truly, from the bottom of our hearts.