Frank Gabrin Biography – Wiki
Frank Gabrin (born in 1960) is identified as a New Jersey emergency room doctor who had reportedly died one week after he contracted the novel coronavirus when he walked into work to treat patients, according to NJ.com. He knew he had the virus.
ER doctor dies in husband’s arms in their NYC apartment six days after showing COVID-19 symptoms
Cancer survivor Dr. Frank Gabrin, 60, was “eager to keep working in the [emergency dept.] and was disappointed” when he developed symptoms, the chairman said.https://t.co/nX9wzkinZk
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 1, 2020
He was 60 years old at the time of death.
Frank Gabrin Early Life & Career
Dr. Gabrin had been a two-time cancer survivor in his life. He worked at East Orange General Hospital, the local publication was told.
Frank Gabrin Spouse, Arnold Vargas
He got married to his spouse Arnold Vargas. The duo lives in New York City. However, Gabrin also worked at a hospital on Long Island, Vargas said.
Frank Gabrin Underlying Health Conditions:
On March 24, Dr. Gabrin woke up with chest pain and other symptoms. He was not tested for COVID-19 but had treated patients with coronavirus.
“He had a lot of coughing and two days ago he was very sick,” Vargas told NJ.com on Wednesday.
The 60-year-old thought he had his symptoms under control and tried to recover at home.
He told me: “I can handle this. I survived cancer and this is just the coronavirus”.
Frank Gabrin Died in His Husband’s Arms
According to Vargas, Gabrin woke up on Tuesday, he said, “Baby, I can’t breathe”. It took 30 minutes for help to arrive.
On Tuesday, he succumbed to his illness and died in his husband’s arms.
“He died in my hands”, Vargas revealed.
He wanted to continue working for as long as he could since the emergency rooms are short-staffed, NJ.com reports.
“He never complained about anything, he just wanted to work and help people,” Vargas claimed.