Karl-Anthony Towns posts emotional video about mother, COVID-19

Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns says mom in coma with coronavirus

Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns says mom in coma with coronavirus

His father, Karl, is also under quarantine and the close-knit family is clinging to hope that Jacqueline will recover and return to her role as the exuberant, colorful center of the unit. "Praying for all of us at this hard time", the 24-year-old Timberwolves star wrote in the caption.

He said his parents began to feel ill last week and he and his sister had urged their mother to go to hospital and get tested for Covid-19. The two reportedly saw no improvement over a period of days, and made a decision to go to their local hospital for treatment. She was admitted to the hospital for treatment, but reportedly didn't respond to any of the medications.

"I think it's important that everyone understands the severity of what's happening in the world right now with this coronavirus", said Towns in the five-minute video message. [Then the doctors] said she went sideways. Her lungs were getting extremely worse.

"We always thought the next medicine would help", he said. "This is the one that's going to get it done". "This mixture is going to get it done".

One day, it appeared that Cruz "turned a corner", Towns said, but she quickly went "sideways" and was put on a ventilator. He said the family was trying to stay positive, but that it was obviously a hard situation.

"She was deteriorating", Towns said. "Since that day, I haven't talked to her, haven't been able to obviously communicate with her", he said. She was then placed in a medically-induced coma.

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"She was very uncomfortable", Towns said.

"She just wasn't getting better".

He ends the video by reminding us all what we already know and what we already should all be doing: social distancing, and on an optimistic note he tells us that we will beat this, and we will win. We're being positive; I'm being very positive. I send my love to all of your families.

Unfortunately, tests are only part of the battle, as there is now no real treatment for coronavirus, and on Tuesday, KAT provided us with a sobering wake-up call in a video where he revealed his mother has been placed in a medically-induced coma due to the disease.

"This disease needs to not be taken lightly", he said.

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