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A Las Vegas dad dying of COVID-19 sent his fiancée the heartbreaking text, “I should have gotten the damn vaccine” just before he succumbed, according to new reports. Michael Freedy, 39, had gone on vacation with fiancée Jessica du Preez and their children, ages 17, 10, 7, 6 and 17 months, in mid-July, KVVU reported. A short time after their return, Freedy went to the hospital with a painful skin rash. While there, he ended up testing positive for COVID-19. He went home to try to ride out the illness in isolation, but his symptoms became more and more severe, the outlet reported. “Early Tuesday morning, I would say around 3, 4 o’clock in the morning, he wakes me up panicking,” du Preez told the Fox TV station. “He’s like, ‘I can’t breathe. I know something is wrong.’ ” Freedy couldn’t even manage to stand, so the couple went back to the hospital. He was admitted with pneumonia in both lungs and moved to another hospital, where du Preez was allowed to see him. “I just kept telling him, ‘You are going to get through this, you’ve got to come home to us,’ ” she said. Instead, his condition deteriorated, and he was transferred to the ICU.

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