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The heartbroken father of a 13-month-old girl who became the youngest Australian to die from Covid-19 said her ‘little angel’ and twin sister had only just started walking.
Dakota Conry’s parents, Ryan Nenke, 29, and Karly Conry, 27, had no idea that her little girl had coronavirus when they put her to sleep at her home in North Haven, northwest Adelaide, the December 27.
Nenke told Daily Mail Australia that her body temperature was higher than usual, but that otherwise there was “nothing out of the ordinary.”
“We gave her Panadol twice that day, she had her normal naps and was playing with her siblings in the afternoon and she went to sleep,” she said.
The next morning, Dakota was gone.
Cause of Death
The cause of her death has yet to be determined, but her parents were shocked when doctors told them the boy tested positive for Covid.
“The whole family tested positive after that,” she said, adding that they are all fully vaccinated.
He and Mrs. Conry were very concerned for Dakota’s twin sister, Hallie, and spent a day with her in the hospital after the tragic death of her sister.
“She’s back to being herself now, and we’re all fine,” he said.
Mr. Nenke remembered Dakota as a “happy” girl with a “happy personality.”
“Dakota had just started walking,” she said.
“ She already loved her older brother Kaylan so much, her older sister Ella and her twin sister Hallie. ”
Go Fund Me
While Dakota’s older siblings are devastated, Mr. Nenke thanked family and friends for stopping by with food, toys, and activities to keep them distracted.
Brooke Page, a family friend, created Go Fund Me to make sure Mr. Nenke and Mrs. Conry don’t have to worry about money while grieving.
“Those who know Karly and Ryan know that their children are their life and they have always been patient, loving, caring and admirable parents,” she reads her at the fundraiser.
“His beloved 13-month-old Dakota grew wings and went to heaven.”
“The devastation they are feeling is unbearable.”
She said the funds would be used to pay for living expenses and to help Mr. Nenke and Ms. Conry feel comfortable while organizing the funeral.
Friends and family flooded the fundraiser with heartfelt messages for ‘Dakota Bear’ and her loved ones.
‘Sending all my love to my family,’ wrote his grandmother.
Dakota will always be in our hearts and we will always miss her. Now our other angels are taking care of her.
Another wrote: ‘My heart just breaks.’
Someone else said, ‘We are so sorry to hear about your dear little Dakota, with such unimaginable shock, sadness and pain, we are thinking of all of you and sending love.’
The fundraiser reached over $ 27,000 in the first 24 hours.
South Australia recorded 3,246 new Covid cases on Tuesday, up from 2,552 on Monday.
There are 102 people in the hospital, 12 of whom are in the ICU. One person is connected to a fan.
On December 30, two days after Dakota’s death, South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall announced that a child under the age of two had passed away with Covid.
He said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.
“This child was positive for Covid, but the cause of death has yet to be determined,” Marshall told reporters.
‘We will have to do that investigation, but very sad news that a child under the age of two has passed away.
“That has now been forwarded to the coroner.”
Before Dakota’s death, the youngest known Australian to die from the virus was a 10-year-old boy from Victoria in November.
Dakota Conry Quick and Facts
- Dakota Conry’s parents didn’t know the one-year-old had Covid when she died
- She had a temperature a day earlier but they gave her Panadol and put her to bed
- Whole family has since tested positive, including her twin sister Hallie
- Dakota’s dad Ryan Nenke remembered her as a happy and bubbly little girl