‘Who’s going to die next?’ 7 years old Boy asks father after losing mother, grandmother to Coronavirus


In this video, a 7 years old boy, Evans, who recently lost his mother and grandmother to Coronavirus asked his father, “who’s next Daddy? Is it going to be you or is it going to be me?”

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Man, identified as Chris Cadby from Cardiff had lost both his wife and mother-in-law, Joan to the COVID-19 pandemic in four days. After sharing the heartbreaking news to his 7 years old Boy, Evans, the young boy asked who was next.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Cadby broke down as he spoke about the moment he told his 7 years old Boy that his mother and grandmother had died from Coronavirus.

He said:

‘I had to tell him on Sunday that his nanny had died. I said “Evan”. He said “yeah”. ‘Mummy’s gone to be with nanny. He said “what?” I said: “She’s gone with Nanny, mate.”

‘He just came over and gave me a hug. He had a little cry and in the afternoon he said: “Who’s next, Daddy? Is it going to be you? Or is it going to be me?”

‘I said: “I hope it’s none of us. We don’t want any more, do we?”

Mr Cadly who tried to save his wife’s life by giving her CPR in order to resuscitate her got infected in the process, with the 7 years old Boy, Evans, also testing positive. They are however yet to show any symptoms.

His mother-in-law Joan, 84, who lived with the family, died at home on April 11. She had earlier been discharged from hospital after an operation and spending time on a Covid-19 ward.

7 years old Boy

According to Cadby, his wife, Julianne, who was a business manager for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s specialist child and mental health services, developed Coronavirus symptoms and was self-isolating in her bedroom.

He told Sky News that he had told his wife about her mother’s death and was prompted to go over and give her a hug.

Four days later, Mr Cadby said his wife asked him to call for an ambulance due to her Coronavirus symptoms.

He said:

‘I was talking to her and she turned round and she said to me, “I think I need to go in”. As soon as she said that I grabbed my phone and dialled 999. By the time I pressed enter and turned around to her, she was slumped back on the bed and she was gone. I knew she was gone.’

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