Mum's plea after losing two sons to Covid in 12 hours

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A distraught mum has pleaded for people to get vaccinated after her two unvaccinated sons died from Covid-19 within 12 hours of each other.

Lisa Brandon from Jacksonville, Florida, watched both her sons Aaron Jaggi, 35, and Free Jaggi, 41, get sick in late July before they were both placed on ventilators in the intensive care unit, News 4 Jax reports.

According to a GoFundMe page, the brothers were hospitalised for 12 days. Free had to be placed into an induced coma. Both also contracted double pneumonia.

Tragically, Free died on August 12 and his brother passed away just 12 hours later.

Aaron Jaggi, 35, and Free Jaggi, 41, are pictured with their half-sister.
Aaron Jaggi, 35, and Free Jaggi, 41, died after contracting coronavirus. They are pictured here with their half-sister. Source: News 4 Jax

Ms Brandon had mild symptoms after all three fell ill while living together, but she had taken a Moderna vaccine. She tried to convince her two sons to get vaccinated but they did not. It is not clear exactly why the brothers did not get a vaccine.

“I think they would be alive today if they would have gotten their shot,” Ms Brandon told News 4 Jax.

She called their deaths “horrible”.

“They were my life,” she said.

Ms Brandon isn’t the only person to share her heartbreak after losing a family member to coronavirus.

Christina Tidmore and her husband Josh, from Alabama, decided to wait it out for a vaccine.

But Mr Tidmore fell ill and died on August 11 in hospital. He was 36. His wife said he was active and did not smoke.

Christy Carpenter’s 28-year-old son Curt died from Covid-19 in March after he believed the virus was a hoax.

She claims he said: “This is not a hoax, this is real” as he died. He was also unvaccinated.

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