Disabled Ukrainian orphan, 6, dies of Covid-19 after being adopted by US couple

Gigi Morse died on Tuesday after going for a nap and never waking up. The disabled youngster was adopted by parents David and Priscilla three years ago

8/7/2020 1:20:00 AM

Gigi Morse died on Tuesday after going for a nap and never waking up. The disabled youngster was adopted by parents David and Priscilla three years ago.

Gigi Morse died on Tuesday after going for a nap and never waking up. The disabled youngster was adopted by parents David and Priscilla three years ago

SharesSix year-old Gigi Morse has been killed by coronavirus three years after she was adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage and taken to Tennessee by David and Priscilla Morse (Pictures: GoFundMe/Facebook)A six year-old girl rescued from a Ukrainian orphanage by an American couple has died of coronavirus. Gigi Morse was killed by Covid-19 in Madison County, Tennessee, on Tuesday, three years after she was rescued from a home for unwanted children in Eastern Europe.

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Gigi, who suffered from conditions including autism and epilepsy, began to feel ill last week, with a doctor diagnosing a viral bug. Her mom Priscilla Morse blogged: ‘The doctor said she had a viral bug and to let her rest and eat as many popsicles and slushies as she wanted.

‘She went to sleep and died and I don’t even want to breathe without her anymore.’AdvertisementAdvertisementGigi’s dad David added: ‘She had such a rough start to her short life, living unloved, unwanted in an orphanage in Ukraine. Severe medical issues. We found her and knew immediately that she had to be our daughter.

Advertisement‘We brought her home and showed her a love like no other.’ Gigi never woke up from her nap on Tuesday, with her eldest sibling’s attempts to revive the youngster with CPR proving unsuccessful. Read more: Metro »

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