WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A DJ from the UK who has cancer contracted the novel coronavirus and died from it because he told the doctors to “save someone else”.
- When the doctors said there’s not much they can to do to treat his cancer, he decided to stop taking his medications.
- His sister paid a tribute to him on Facebook, and also created a GoFundMe page to help with the burial expenses.
Twenty-nine-year old British DJ Liam Downing, who had been fighting with leukemia for two years, was infected with the novel coronavirus. His family said that to “save someone else’s life”, he told the doctors to stop giving him medications anymore.
According to Metro UK, Downing just turned 30 years old five days before his inopportune death. He learned about having the coronavirus on March 16 when he got admitted to the hospital for a suspected infection.
The news outlet added during the time he was admitted, the doctors notified him that they could do nothing else to be able to treat his cancer.
Upon hearing this, Downing decided to refuse medications on March 31. His family said that he didn’t want to add to the burden UK’s National Health Service is carrying.
Downing’s sister, Laura, wrote a tribute to his brother on Facebook. She also created a GoFundMe page to help with the expenses for his burial.
She wrote on the fundraising page, “Liam had [spoken] with the specialist about what his options were. By the end of the conversation Liam had made the brave decision not to have any more medication and to just be made as comfortable and given end of life care instead.”
She continues, “this came as a massive shock to all of our family and friends but that was Liam’s wish. He had fought the battle for as long as he could with leukemia and did not want to waste any more of the NHS money and selflessly said, ‘save someone else’s life with it.’”
According to the data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 22,400 coronavirus cases, with 1,400 deaths reported in the UK.
Source: New York Post