Two GoFundMe accounts have been created to bring financial aid to the husband and five children of Sanikiluaq’s Silatik Qavvik, who perished on Saturday after battling Covid-19.

There are two online GoFundMe accounts that have been organized to benefit the family of Silatik Qavvik, who died on Saturday after battling Covid-19.
image courtesy of GoFundMe

One of the accounts has a goal of $20,000. As of the time this post was published, $10,565 had been donated.

The other account is aiming to raise $5,000. It stood at $1,115 in contributions as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Qavvik, who was in her mid-30s, gave birth to a daughter in late November in a Winnipeg hospital. She was diagnosed with Covid-19 shortly thereafter. Although she recovered from the virus, her organs were severely damaged, according to her father, Johnnie Cookie.

“We were told by the doctor that she was Covid-free because Covid had disappeared from her,” said Cookie. “But because the Covid was a very serious illness, she had to be on a ventilator all this time and she passed away (Saturday).”

Her baby survived.

The creator of one of the GoFundMe accounts describes Qavvik as “a fun, kind, caring, and bright person… her giggle was contagious, she was always happy.”

 

 

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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