Who is Peyton Baumgarth? Peyton Baumgarth Bio/Wiki
Weeks after returning to school, a 13-year-old boy identified as ‘sweet and loving’ was killed by the coronavirus. On Saturday, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St Louis, Missouri, Peyton Baumgarth died.
The boy is the youngest person to have been killed in his home state by Covid, who was an eighth-grade student at Washington Middle School. Peyton’s last day at school was October 22, and on October 26, he went into quarantine. His health gradually deteriorated until he died five days later from the coronavirus.
He was 13 years old.
The tribute also included a plea to take the virus seriously from Peyton’s mother, and said: ‘Peyton’s Momma Stephanie is asking that everyone please WEAR A MASK to honor Peyton’s memory.’
While it is widely known that coronavirus is much less risky for younger patients, experts caution that no one can believe their age ensures that they are safe from serious side effects.
In a report from the superintendent, families in the School District of Washington, Missouri heard the news on Sunday night. Superintendent Lori VanLeer wrote, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Peyton Baumgarth, an eighth-grade student at Washington Middle School, We have been informed by his family that he passed away due to complications of COVID-19 over the weekend.”
On Thursday, Oct. 22, Peyton last attended class. On Monday, Oct. 26, the school was told he was quarantined. His family later confirmed that he started to develop symptoms that needed hospitalization, but he did not recover.
VanLeer said, “We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and ask that the public respect their privacy. His family deserves nothing less. The family also asks that we all remember to wear masks, wash hands frequently, and follow guidelines. COVID-19 is real and they want to remind students and parents to take these precautions in and outside of school”
With 5 On Your Side, a family representative shared that a GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the family. Those interested can click here to contribute.