Peyton Baumgarth Biography — Wiki
Peyton Baumgarth was a Franklin County 8th grade student who is the youngest to die in Missouri after suffering from complications brought on by the coronavirus over the weekend.
It is the first death under the age of 18, becoming the state’s, and one of the nation’s, youngest deaths from the coronavirus, NBC News reported.
Peyton Baumgarth Age
Peyton Baumgarth was 13 years old at the time of death.
Peyton Baumgarth Family, Education
Baumgarth is being remembered by family and friends as someone who was kind and compassionate, but a real jokester. He attended Washington Middle School in Franklin County west of St. Louis, the newspaper reported.
Peyton was last at school just ten days ago on October 22. The school was informed on October 26, and Baumgarth was then admitted to hospital as his symptoms gradually grew worse.
Peyton Baumgarth tested POSITIVE for COVID-19
Stephanie Franek, his mother, told News 4 that she tested positive for the coronavirus on October 26 and that Baumgarth was presumed to have the virus because he was showing symptoms.
In a statement, Dr. Lori VanLeer, superintendent of Missouri’s Washington School District, said that the Baumgarth family confirmed their 13-year-old son Peyton had passed away from COVID-19
“We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family,” school officials said in an email to parents and staff.
What we know so far about his existing conditions
She said he didn’t have any underlying condition, but his condition declined rapidly.
“He just wasn’t getting any better and his condition was getting much worse, to the point he needed medical attention,” said his mother Stephanie Franek.
Peyton was admitted to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital on Thursday and died on Saturday. He is currently remembered as the young 8th grader at Washington Middle School in Missouri.
Peyton Baumgarth GoFundMe page
A GoFundMe page, that has been donated over $30,000 out of $100,000 goal, has also been set up in Peyton’s memory where the teen was described as a ‘wonderful young man, with a smile to share with you.’
“He was so very sweet and caring and FUN,’ the page reads. “He loved Christmas, video games, and enjoyed making YouTube videos, playing Pokemon GO, playing football and being with his family.”
Peyton’s death would be the first under-18 in the state.