A young Australian woman has tragically died after being crushed by Covid a day after vacationing in Bali.
Hayley Beadman, from Aldinga in South Australia, died in an Adelaide hospital on Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest caused by myocarditis.
The 24-year-old and her partner Ben Moore tested positive for Covid on November 23 after returning from holiday.
Less than 24 hours later, Hayley developed chest pains and an ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital for further evaluation of her symptoms.
At the hospital, her heart stopped and hospital staff performed CPR on Hayley for 50 minutes.
What followed was an induced coma from which Hayley’s family said she eventually woke up, with the young woman said to have been on the road to recovery in recent weeks.
Medical professionals went so far as to dub her the “sickest woman in Adelaide” during the valiant fight.
“She’s awake now. She blinks when needed and her eyes move around the room watching everyone,” reads GoFundMe for Hayley.
However, in a tragic twist, this week Hayley lost her month-long battle with myocarditis, a condition that causes heart inflammation.
Friend Moni Burrell, who started a GoFundMe on Hayley’s behalf, said her loss was profound.
“Beautiful girl you left a hole in all of our hearts,” she wrote on Facebook.
“I sometimes find it hard to be my weird, stupid self in the presence of others. but you allowed it from the start and turned my craziness volume all the way up.
“Thank you for being you and thank you for loving me for me.”
Hayley and Ben have been together for five years and recently bought their first home together in Aldinga, south of Adelaide.
Originally posted as tragedy when a 24-year-old South Australian woman dies of Covid after trip to Bali