Who was Kassidi Kurill?
Kassidi Kurill was a young Utah mother who reportedly died four days after receiving her second dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine as her family says she had no known health problems Kurill died on February 5 after falling ill and being rushed to the hospital.
Her family, who are still awaiting the results of her autopsy, believes her death was the result of complications due to the COVID-19 vaccine.
How old was Kassidi Kurill?
Kassidi Kurill, of Ogden, was 39 years old at the time of death.
Kassidi Kurill: Utah Woman Dies After Vaccine
Ms. Kurill worked as a surgical tech for several plastic surgeons. Healthcare workers in Utah were among the first to be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Utah’s medical examiner says they haven’t certified any vaccine-related deaths so far and that there doesn’t appear to be a link between the death of four Utah residents – one of which is Kurill – and the vaccines.
Kurill’s family says the mother-of-one was healthy and had no pre-existing conditions prior to her shock death.
‘She was seemingly healthy as a horse,’ Kurill’s father, Alfred Hawley, told Fox News. ‘She had no known underlying conditions.
‘She was healthy, happy and active, the greatest mom you ever saw in your life, and then she was so sick that, in less than 12 hours, intubated and on life support.’ Kurill received her second vaccine dose on February 1.
Kassidi Kurill Obituary
However, Ms. Kurill began complaining the following day about headaches, nausea, and being unable to urinate despite drinking fluids. Her condition improved slightly on her second-day post-vaccination but she took a turn for the worse and was rushed to the hospital on February 4.
‘She came in early and said her heart was racing and she felt like she needs to get to the emergency room,’ her father said.
When she arrived at the hospital, Kurill immediately began throwing up as doctors worked to figure out an explanation.
‘They did a blood test and immediately came back and said she was very, very sick, and her liver was not functioning,’ Hawley said.
Kassidi Kurill Death
Kurill was airlifted that night to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray where doctors tried to stabilize her for a liver transplant. Her condition continued to deteriorate to the point that she was unable to talk by the next morning and her heart and kidneys shut down. She died later.
Kassidi Kurill and Emilia Memorial Fund
The family hopes that an autopsy will give them answers about the mother’s shockingly sudden death. The FDA requires vaccine providers to report any death after a COVID vaccine to the Vaccine Adverse Event Report System, otherwise known as VAERS.
Four Utah residents are currently listed on that database and one of them is believed to be Kurill.
Christensen said an autopsy, which the family are still waiting on, can potentially reveal an undiagnosed condition that may have caused the death.
Kassidi Kurill GoFundMe
Loved ones set up a GoFundMe campaign to support Kurill’s nine-year-old daughter, Emilia.