A woman who lost her twin brother to coronavirus has shared the final text message he sent to her before dying from Covid after refusing the vaccine.
Bodybuilder John Eyers, 42, thought that he would only suffer from a “mild illness” if he caught the virus and had a “belief in his own immortality”, his twin Jenny McCann said.
But unfortunately for him, the virus made him suffer a lot from organ failure and an infection.
The construction expert from Southport, Merseyside, died within a month of testing positive, leaving a daughter of aged 19 behind.
Jenny spoke to her “fit and healthy” brother on the phone before he was prompt into a coma and told him she loved him.
The woman said he was not well enough to reply but he sent her a text afterwards which read: “Don’t let them give up on me.”
Sorrowfully, that was the last message she received from her brother John. He has died before his family arrived at his bedside.
Jenny said that in his final days, John expressed his regret that he didn’t get the Covid vaccine.
She said her brother was “the fittest, healthiest person” she knew and believed that her brother would be ok if he caught the virus.
“The only pre-existing health condition he had was the belief in his own immortality.
He thought if he contracted Covid-19 he would be OK. He thought he would have a mild illness. He didn’t want to put a vaccine on his body. His was pumped full of every drug in the hospital.
“They threw everything at him. But eventually the bedfellow of Covid-19, the infection and organ failure, claimed his life.
“Before he was ventilated he told his consultant that he wished he had been vaccinated. That he wished he had listened. His death is a tragedy.”
Jenny said she wanted to share John’s story in the hope it would “save another life”.