The daughter of an “exceptional” nurse who died after contracting Covid-19 has encouraged the public to keep to the Government’s original rule of staying home to save lives.
Eyitolami Olaolorun, an exceptional mother of four nurse, has devoted her life serving critically-ill children, has recently passed away due to COVID-19. She has been in health care industry for more than 40 years. She was recently working at Wellington Hospital, a private centre in St John’s Wood, caring for young patients who were critically or terminally ill.
Eyitolami Olaolorun, the 60 years old nurse, also had the experience of working for NHS. Apart from her job, she also raised four children by herself. She moved to the UK from Nigeria almost two decades ago. Oyinkansola Honey Iloba, one of the daughters of the Nurse, described her mother as “selfless and exceptional women”.
Her daughter explained further that her mother always had family-like feelings towards her patients. According to her, ‘She would spend Christmas with us and then spend it with her patients too, and always remembered birthdays. “She raised all four of us by herself. We’re all graduates, we’re all doing well. That’s all because of her, she sacrificed everything for us.”
Mrs lloba appealed from the general public to abide by the rules of staying home.She stressed that these rules are just there to help you. According to her: “Stay home. When it hits home, you realize how dangerous the situation is. You realize, yes, the NHS are heroes but let’s not put their lives at risk as well.
Let’s not be selfish in our expectations of the NHS by going out, irrespective of what Mr Johnson has said, let’s not go out and think we’re immune to anything – we’re not.”
The exceptional Nurse, Ms Olaolorun, started showing symptoms of coronavirus in late March. After she was detected positive for this dangerous virus, she was taken to the hospital and was put on ventilator on April 6. She was then moved from Ealing Hospital to Charing Cross Hospital, where she died ten days later.
The scenes were emotional and heart-warming when she was fighting for life in the hospital. It was also very hard for the family to bear such pain. ‘I called her and she was crying,’ Mrs Iloba said.