A 12-year-old boy had bidden life goodbye after his life support oxygen was unfastened from its power source. This happened on a Sunday in the presence of his family.
The family living in Alabama sadly watched Aaron as the oxygen was removed. Aaron had been living in a coma for a long time after he tested positive for cystic fibrosis, an uncommon genetic disease that destroys vital parts of the body like digestive tracts and lungs. This can result in the boost of virus that causes influenza.
The boy, late Aaron Masterson from Alabama, precisely in Huntsville, was relieved of his unending torment by taking the life support machine off when all hope seemed lost. He had been living with the disease since birth and life was full of pain brought about by cystic fibrosis, an uncommon genetic disease that destroys internal organs of the body, like the digestive tracts and lungs.
The boy was a rare being because he suffered prolonged sickness which had adverse effects on his immunity by rendering it unfit, says Rev. John Mullaney, a close associate to the Mastersons. The disease got worse when it gained access to the boy’s body. Mullaney also recalled that Aaron was proud of himself in spite of his failing health.
Some information surrounding Aaron’s death was released to the Huntsville community, though minuscule. However, a representative from the office of the Coroner located at Madison County affirmed that the boy truly battled with a serious sickness that led to his passing away.
Meanwhile, the Mastersons are getting comfort and consolation by the community, seven days after Aaron died. The Huntsville neighborhood arose and encircled the Mastersons in love. Several farewells and goodwill messages have been sent in honor of the departed boy.
Brandy Worthy is among the close friends of Aaron’s family. As a matter of fact, Aaron was a very good friend to her son who is a year older than the late boy. She expressed deep sorrow on the current state of things as she said that everyone has been crying all week after the news broke.
The tears of both sorrow and happiness never stopped flowing, she said. She testified to the positive influence Aaron had on every family, which her own family is among. The boy was a source of inspiration to all those who came across him, and more fond stories are yet to be told.
Another friend of the Masterson’s home created a GoFundMe account for the family as a way of raising funds for them. She later put up a heartfelt post on her timeline about the special family. She wrote that the Mastersons have joy and exhume joy, even around those who came around them.
Anywhere the family enter, they always brighten up the place, even late Aaron was an embodiment of positive attitude wherever he went, says the anonymous friend. She called him “a true beacon that shone brightly on the hill. All and sundry greatly miss him.
Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that had claimed the lives of about 52 children in this period of sicknesses, and Aaron was just unfortunate to be one of them. According to the center that research and works at combating diseases in the U.S, CDC, 2017 and 2018 are fatal for this dangerous season. They, however, sounded a note of warning to the public that it might worsen as time goes by.
The organization also added in their release that the vaccine for the flu reduces its chances by 12% to 61%, meaning that the chances of contracting the flu through another person have reduced but this does not invalidate the possibility of getting infected by the carrier.
On the other hand, the yearly vaccine is very effective in fighting the flu, and people have been advised to receive it, from 6-month-old babies to older kids. When the number of people who receive the vaccination increase, the number of flu patients will come down, and its dispersal in its host communities will be minimized.
Slight sicknesses don’t always have to be diagnosed or attended to at the hospital, nevertheless, it’s advisable for people who notice signals of flu in their bodies to visit the nearest emergency center in their vicinity.
ER is another recommendation by CDC. ER should endeavor to visit affected children regularly for tests and check-ups.