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Father, daughter die on same day due to flu complications

November 12, 2019


>>THEY JUST HAD TO BE TOGETHER.>>CARINE KRULL IS OPENING UP FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT THE DEATHS OF HER FATHER AND YOUNGER SISTER FROM FLU COMPLICATIONS. THE TWO SHARED A BIRTHDAY AND THEY DIED ON THE SAME DAY NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO JUST DOWN THE HALL FROM EACH OTHER AT ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL.>>YOU DON’T KNOW WHEN SOMETHING LIKE INFLUENZA IS GOING TO TRACK YOU DOWN AND TEAR YOUR FAMILY APART.>>CARINE WAS LEAVING ON A TRIP TO MEXICO WHEN HER SISTER ALINA TOLD HER SHE WASN’T FEELING WELL. SHE NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD TURN DEADLY.>>SHE’S PERFECTLY HEALTHY OTHERWISE, NO MEDICAL HISTORY, SO THIS IS SCARY. THIS MEANS THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.>>38-YEAR-OLD ALINA GOT SICK FIRST AND WAS DIAGNOSED WI INFLUENZA A, THEN STREP THROAT. AS HER PARENTS CARED FOR HER, SHE QUICKLY DECLINED AND WAS HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING FROM PNEUMONIA COMPLICATIONS. THEN HER 79-YEAR-OLD FATHER, HERBERT, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH INFLUENZA B AND ALSO HOSPITALIZED. CARINE RUSHED BACK FROM MEXICO TO BE WITH THEM.>>WE HAD MAYBE A MINUTE WITH HIM, AND THEN HE WAS GONE.>>ALINA DIED SOON AFTERWARDS. CARINE SAYS THE TWO WERE VERY CLOSE. ALINA RAN HER OWN DAYCARE CALLED THE HOOT HOUSE AND WAS BELOVED BY DOZENS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS. HER LEGACY WILL BE OWLS FOR OWIES, A PROGRAM SHE STARTED AT HER DAYCARE THAT COLLECTED BEANIE BABY OWLS AND DONATED THEM TO SICK CHILDREN IN HOSPITALS. AT HER FUNERAL SERVICE, MORE THAN 300 WERE BROUGHT IN HER HONOR.>>ALL I CAN DO IS TRY MY BEST TO PASS ALONG AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO HAVE COMPASSION, LOV , AND CARING.>>DID ASK CARINE ABOUT FLU NOW I SHOTS. SHE TELLS ME SINCE HER FATHE WAS ELDERLY AND DID HAVE ONE, BUT HER SISTER DID NOT. THE FAMILY SAYS THEY’RE FINDING

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