Jessica LipscombTue, September 21, 2021, 5:51 AM·3 min read
After dating for more than 10 years, Samantha Wendell and her fiance, Austin Eskew, were ready to settle down and have kids.
Following their engagement in 2019, the couple set a wedding date for Aug. 21, 2021, at a church in Lisle, Ill., where Wendell’s parents had married years earlier. They planned to start a family soon after.
Wendell was eager to have children, so when she heard false claims that the coronavirus vaccine could affect her fertility, she decided to hold off on getting immunized, her family members told NBC News. But over the summer, Wendell, a surgical technician in Grand Rivers, Ky., changed her mind and scheduled a vaccine appointment for the end of July. It was too late – days before the appointment, she and Eskew tested positive for the virus.
After a long hospitalization, during which she was placed on a ventilator, Wendell died Sept. 10. She was 29.
“Misinformation killed her,” Maria Vibandor Hayes, Wendell’s cousin, wrote in a Facebook post the next day.
The article has omitted any pictures of the bride to be.
But we looked them up.
Misinformation killed her.
I think they spelled cake wrong.