Faith Voss-Paulson’s mother, Monica Voss, died on Friday at St. Cloud Hospital due to complications from COVID, according to her obituary. She was just one month shy of her 41st birthday.
Monica’s death came less than a month after her husband, Jeremy Voss, revealed on Facebook that they were both in the hospital after contracting COVID.
“I was driven here at night in ambulance from Mora. Monica joined me here the next day,” Jeremy wrote. “Can barely get out of hospital bed and constantly on oxygen tube right now… I don’t know for sure when I can leave or what condition I will leave in or what side affects I may have.”
At the time of their hospitalization, Monica and Jeremy were both unvaccinated despite the pleas of their daughter, says 20-year-old Faith, who works as surgical technician and has been vocal about trusting the vaccine on social media.
“To my parents’ friends who thought they knew better. To the ones who promoted medical misinformation, to those who encouraged my parents to follow you blindly in your quest of being against masks and vaccines,” Faith wrote in an emotional Facebook post on Oct. 29. “I hope you’re happy, and I hope that you’re proud that you were able to have my parents completely disregard medical SCIENCE and for them to tell their daughter who studies MEDICINE that she is wrong.”
“Because of idiots like you spreading false information Willy nilly, my parents believed you. And [you] know what? They’re in the ICU right now with COVID & pneumonia,” she continued. “I am so pissed off and infuriated… I BEGGED them to get the vaccine, pleaded. But because ignorant fools decide to spread false information, my parents didn’t believe me.”
To emphasize her point, Faith shared a screenshot of her text message with her father, who told her from his ICU bed, “Sorry I didn’t believe or listen to you. I should’ve gotten the vaccine.”
“My heart breaks to get this as a response from my father,” Faith wrote. “I am so furious and scared. I pray to god none of you have to deal with both of your parents in the ICU because of COVID.”