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Young Scots mum dies of complications after Covid battle


A young Scots woman has died as a result of complications after being admitted to hospital were she was treated for Covid-19.

Ruth McCamon, 28, tragically passed away on Thursday October 7 as surgeons desperately performed an operation to try and save her life.

The young mum from Kilmarnock tested positive for coronavirus despite having both of her jabs.

She was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit at the town’s Crosshouse Hospital, and placed in an induced coma as medics administered a ventilator to help her breathe.

Ruth took another hit as she battled an infection and medics then discovered a hole in her colon.

It was plugged with tissues from her skin as Ruth was given antibiotics and placed under paralysis in the hope the colon would heal itself as she was too weak for surgery.

On October 7, doctors performed an operation to try and save her life but it was sadly too traumatic for Ruth’s body and she passed away at 10.22pm.

Her heartbroken family have now set up a fundraiser to aid funeral costs for Ruth who cared full-time for her mum.

Funds will also help care for her four-year-old son William and two teenage step-daughters.

A post on the fundraising page read: “As a family we were completely shocked by the unexpected death of our youngest sibling Ruth.

“Ruth sadly lost her life Thursday the 7th of October at 22:22, leaving this world at the young age of 28 years old.

“Ruth has left behind two teenage step daughters with whom she raised full time from the ages of 2 and 3 and her 4 year old son little William.

“The love and adoration that her three beautiful babies have for their mum was beautiful to watch over their lifetime so far, with her stepdaughters finally knowing how a mother should treat their children.

“As a wonderful mother, Ruth tried her absolute best to provide all three children with everything that they’ve ever needed in life.

“Due to being our mothers main carer, her income was very little, meaning she has left behind little money to help us care for her children or to allow us to put towards funeral costs.

“This is not something that we feel fully comfortable with however in order to give Ruth the send off that we feel she deserves and the send off that her children want for their mum, then a little help is needed.

“Thank you so much in advance to anyone who is able to help support this cause. We are forever grateful and wish you positive energy in return.”

Donations to the fundraising page can be made by clicking here.

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