Wisconsin mother unexpectedly dies from COVID-19 after giving birth to fourth child

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58)-- A loving mother unexpectedly died from COVID-19 after giving birth to her fourth child. 

Adrienne Chandler is being remembered as an amazing, caring and funny person.

"She has a beautiful soul and my heart will always belong to her," Ryan Emperley, Chandler's boyfriend and father to her newborn, said. "She had a smile that would light a room and bring the absolute joy to everyone's life."

David Henderson, her ex-husband and father to three of her children, said there wasn't a single person who met Chandler that didn't like her.

"Everybody was just drawn to her, and her laugh was just contagious," Henderson said.

Henderson said Chandler started with symptoms of COVID-19 about two weeks ago. 

"It didn't seem like it was that serious until last week when I came here to grab the kids on Saturday, and she was not looking good," Henderson said. "She was getting ready to drive herself down to the hospital, because she was always willing to lend a hand, but she didn't exactly ask for help too much either."

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Chandler died from COVID-19. They said she was not vaccinated.

"It was gut-wrenching. I don't know how I got through as much as I did before I couldn't hold the emotion in no more," Henderson said. "That thought everything is fine, and then it's not in an instant."

"She will be missed forever, and there is holes in my heart, but her love will continue to fill those holes. My love grows for her everyday," Emperley said 

A GoFundMe page was created to support her children. There's also information about how people can donate baby gifts and supplies for her newborn. You can find the link here.



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