Cameron Wellington, an Independent wrestler from Walsall, has passed away at the age of 19.
Wellington tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, November 17 and died 48 hours later. Wellington trained with Pro Wrestling Live.
His mother told BirminghamLive, "The whole situation has come as a massive shock to us. Cam was overweight but he was fit and otherwise healthy. My husband was diagnosed with Covid last Monday. Both Cameron and I then developed symptoms and tested positive the following day. At first Cam had a cough, but his condition quickly got worse. Cam was adamant he was fine but I could tell - the colour was draining from him. I called the doctor who advised I take him to A&E at the Manor Hospital. I drove him there on Wednesday evening and gave him a note to pass to the staff as, by that point, he was too breathless to speak. I told him I'd see him again soon and I went home to Mossley. But within an hour I had another call - Cam's oxygen levels had plummeted to ten per-cent. He was put on oxygen and placed into a coma in ITU."
She continued, "The hospital told us they didn't think he'd last an hour. He did - he battled back - they put him on dialysis and his oxygen levels started to pick back up. Because of his age they wanted to give him a real chance. His lungs were operated on - they were really trying to keep him alive. He was then sent up to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester for more specialist care. In the early hours of Thursday he had another operation, this time on his heart. At 9:20 am we had a Skype call from the hospital, they showed us Cameron on the screen and advised us to head up to the hospital. They allowed us to go in and sit with him. We had to wear protective suits, masks, hats, gloves and vizors. We spent a few hours with him before he passed away at 2:50 pm."
His mom said he was in talks to travel to Japan for wrestling before the lockdown and that he had a "cracking" career ahead of him.
A GoFundMe has been setup on his behalf. Fans can donate by clicking here.
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