On September 6th, Kali, a sassy, funny 4 year old preschooler, was running around her home gleefully batting the fake red eyelashes her grandmother had given her for Labor Day.
Kali’s mom, Karra, who is unvaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 that day.

She came home and isolated from her entire family, which includes her fiancé, Kali and Kali’s brother and 5-month-old sister.

By 2 a.m., Kali had a fever.
Just a few hours later, at 7am on September 7th—the day after her mom tested positive—little Kali died.

She is the first child younger than 10 & the youngest resident in Galveston County to die from COVID-19.

Kali Cook was only four years old.
Kali’s brother and 5-month-old sister were infected too.

As the family continues to isolate at home, Kali’s mom, haunted by her daughter’s swift sickness is worried her 5-month-old will be next & regrets not getting vaccinated.
Kali’s family, quarantined at home, can’t escape the memory of the curly haired girl who idolized her siblings and hated having her hair combed.
For little Kali
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