Five California Kids Orphaned As Maths Teacher Dad Dies Of COVID 19 Just Days After Nurse Mum

Five children in California are now orphaned after their unvaccinated dad died of COVID-19 just days after their also unvaccinated mother passed away due to complications caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Daniel Macias, 38, taught mathematics at a middle school in the city of Yucaipa, in San Bernardino County, in the state of California in the United States, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.

His wife who was pregnant and gave birth just before she died was Davy Macias, 37, a labour and delivery nurse. She died on 26th August, just days after herself giving birth while on a ventilator and a few days before her husband passed away.

Neither of them had been vaccinated against COVID-19 and they both contracted the Delta variant of COVID-19 after a family holiday, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles.

Davy’s brother Vong Serey is quoted by Fox as saying: “She was saying like, ‘Hey, you know what? I’m only going to be here for a couple of weeks’.”

But Davy was hospitalised when she was seven months pregnant and her brother said this made treatment difficult.

He said: “My sister wasn’t able to get medication because she was pregnant. They didn’t want to give her any kind of medication so she was suffering that whole entire week and a half.”

Her baby was delivered six weeks early when Davy’s condition worsened. She died shortly afterwards.

Her husband had been fighting against the virus in hospital but he died on 9th September.

Davy was not vaccinated because of pregnancy concerns, family members said, according to Fox.

Her brother Vong is urging people who have not yet been vaccinated to get the shot as soon as possible.

A GoFundMe ( was launched to help out the family now that all five children are orphaned.

At the time of writing, it had exceeded its goal of USD 200,000, reaching USD 201,759.

Vong, who launched the crowdfunding page while Davy and Daniel were both still alive, said: “Friends and family, it saddens me to inform everyone that my dear little sister Davy Macias and her husband are in critical condition in the ICU due to the Delta variant.

“They are fighting for their lives while their 5 children (including a newborn Davy has yet to meet) are being cared for by a family friend. My sister is a Registered Nurse who has been working since the beginning of the pandemic until being hospitalized at 7 months pregnant with COVID. Her husband, Daniel Macias, followed and is now intubated also.

“My family and I are asking for any financial aid to help with feeding, clothing and any upcoming expenses for their 5 children ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and a new born. 100% of the donations will go to the Macias family. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read and share this fundraiser. These wonderful people need our help.”