On Tuesday, Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns shared a personal story with the world regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. KAT shared the news that his mother has been hospitalized and on life support for the past week, after showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Karl-Anthony Towns announces that his mother is in a coma after showing COVID-19 symptoms pic.twitter.com/OFHYjGZpy4
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 25, 2020
KAT’s message to the world was simple; stay at home. He explained how his mother and father both became ill at the same time, however his father was able to seek medical treatment promptly, while his mother’s condition only grew worse.
“She just wasn’t getting better,” Towns continued. “Her fever was never cutting from 103, maybe go down to 101.9 with the meds, and then immediately spike back up during the night. She was very uncomfortable. Her lungs were getting worse, her cough was getting worse. She was deteriorating. She was deteriorating — and we always felt that the next medicine would help. This is the one that’s going to get it done. This mixture is going to get it done.” – ESPN.com