Dad’s heartbreaking final text before he died from Covid after refusing vaccine

John Eyers, 42, didn’t think he needed the vaccine because he was fit and healthy and if did get Covid-19 it would only be a ‘mild illness’ , but tragically the dad-of-one died four week afters catching the virus

John Eyers died four weeks after contracting Covid-19
John Eyers died four weeks after contracting Covid-19

A heartbroken sister has shared the last text message she got from her healthy, fit brother before he died from Covid-19 after refusing to get the vaccine.

John Eyers, 42, didn’t think he needed the vaccine because he was fit and healthy and that he would only suffer a “mild illness” if he caught the virus.

Twin sister Jenny McCann said the family was shocked when the dad-of-one was taken to hospital and died four weeks later, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Speaking to The Guardian this week, Jenny revealed the last message she received from her twin brother as he lay in hospital.

John, 42, didn’t get the vaccine because he thought he didn’t need to because he was fit and healthy



Jenny spoke to him on the phone before he was sedated and said she loved him.

In a text, John said: “Don’t let them give up on me.”

This was the last message Jenny received from her twin brother who died on July 27.

While in hospital, John came down with an infection and his organs began to fail.

Jenny Jenny described John as the “fittest” and “healthiest” person she knew.

John Eyers thought if he ever got Covid-19 it would be a ‘mild illness’



She previously said: “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.”

Jenny also previously said her brother told his consultant he wished he was vaccinated before going onto a ventilator.

John was described as a ‘fun uncle’



Writing online, she said: “My 42-year-old twin brother died in ITU of Covid-19 last week.

“He died exactly four weeks after testing positive.”

Jenny said her brother was “pumped full of every drug in the hospital” but he tragically passed away from the virus.

She said: “They threw everything at him. But eventually, the bedfellow of Covid-19, infection and organ failure, claimed his life.

John Eyers and his daughter Macey May Curran


Macey May Curran)

“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. It shouldn’t have happened. He leaves a mum and dad, a sister (me), and a 19-year-old daughter.”

John was described as a “fun uncle” who dressed up as Father Christmas on Christmas Day.

Jenny added: “My mum has lost her baby boy. My niece, her much loved and needed dad. This shouldn’t have happened.

John was described as a fitness fanatic



“My mum wants people to know about John. For his story to save someone’s life. For pain and loss to drive people to get a vaccine.”

John’s daughter, Macey May Curran, 19, paid tribute to her dad back in August.

Macey said: “RIP my real-life superhero, my best friend, my dad.

“Please, please, please get your vaccine, I was one of them young girls who only got the vaccine to go on “holidays” but now I’ve seen the reality of what Covid actually does to us.

“Standing beside a hospital bed watching my dad and him not knowing I’m by his side kills me.

“RIP my hero, I love and miss you always dad.”

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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