On Monday, Dec. 13, sad parents announced that their 2-month-old son had died due to injuries caused by a tornado in Kentucky.
Oaklynn Koon was one of the youngest victims of the horrific tornado that struck Dawson Springs late Friday, Dec. 10, and destroyed her family’s house.
“At least I know who will be watching over you up there for me. My dad,” Oaklynn’s father Douglas wrote in a Facebook post showing his daughter’s tiny hand in his own. “God this doesn’t seem real.”
Oaklynn was brought to the hospital and stayed there for two days. The girl’s relatives said she had numerous seizures while in the hospital, and doctors said she had a stroke.
“It’s not looking good guys at all. The machines are keeping her alive. Her head swelled really bad. She doesn’t have activity,” her parents said just hours before her death was confirmed.
Oaklynn’s brother Dallas was also hospitalized. He was treated and released on Dec. 12.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear stated Monday, Dec. 13, that at least 74 people have died, and more than 100 are still missing due to tornadoes that ravaged the state.
The mayor of Dawson Springs, Chris Smiley, reported on Sunday, Dec. 12, that the tornado destroyed 75% of their little town.
“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” Smiley claimed according to the New York Post. “It’s just devastating.”
According to the authorities, at least 14 people have perished in Dawson Springs, and more than 100 are still lost.