Child cancer nurse, 29, dies of coronavirus, friends pay tribute to one who ‘helped more people than most will in a lifetime’

A child cancer nurse from England is the latest health worker to lose their life to this horrific virus.

There are now more than 55,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.K. and over 6,000 deaths, as of April 8, with the country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care after testing positive.

Rebecca Mack, from Northumberland, died aged 29 after testing positive for coronavirus.

Her friend took to social media warning others: “This nightmare isn’t over yet and it really shows that being low risk doesn’t mean you’re safe.”

Sarah Bredin-Kemp posted a tribute to her “devoted friend, incredible nurse and a unapologetically imperfect person” who “helped more people than most will in a lifetime”. 

Rebecca’s heartbroken friend continued: “She would be the first in line to tell you off when you were doubting yourself. She was honest, warm and charismatic. She worked hard and made her family proud every single day.

“She knew her worth and never settled for less, and wouldn’t let her friends settle either,” she wrote on Facebook.

“She was so proud of her work and so happy to have such amazing work friends. She would spend hours on the phone if you needed a rant and always had a bottle of wine in the fridge for the girls.

“She knew exactly how to make you laugh. She was fiercely independent and I have no doubt she would have kept achieving.”

As per the Daily Mail, Cheryl Murphy said: ‘Tonight we light a candle for a kind caring nurse who sadly lost her life to COVID-19 just starting her life getting ready to buy her first home always smiling rest in paradise and if anyone can learn something from this please stay at home and stay safe keep your babies home!”

Another wrote on Twitter: “Becca was a specialist nurse who cared for my daughter at the RVI Hospital on the children’s cancer ward. A life taken far too soon and that of a selfless person dedicated to others. RIP Becca.”

These people are true heroes, it’s such a tragedy that so many selfless people are losing their lives to this horrific virus.

Sending support and strength to her family and friends. Rest in peace Rebecca