Steve Koek from Chicago, Illinois got his vaccine sometime before April 24, 2021 judging by his Facebook photo. He had a heart attack not long after according to the gofundme page, and ended up in ICU where he remained unresponsive for several days.
Unfortunately Steve did not recover from this experience. Hospice was called in recently and Steve Koek passed away on Friday May 11, 2021.
Betty Stevenson organized a fundraiser for Steve and stated the following:
“On Thursday morning, April 29th, the lives of Andi and Steve were forever changed. Steve experienced a heart attack that led to cardiac arrest. The Naperville Police and Fire Department responded quickly and the EMTs worked to keep Steve breathing until they got him to Edward Hospital. There, the ER staff was able to insert an airway, and get his heart rate somewhat stabilized, after experiencing a dangerously rapid heartbeat.
Today is Tuesday, May 4, and Steve remains in ICU unresponsive. He has developed pneumonia and influenza and is experiencing seizure activity. Steve’s current MRI shows mild brain injury. His neurologist said that Steve’s recovery will include millions of baby steps over many, many months.”
On May 14, 2021 Ken Koek, Steve’s brother, posted the following on Facebook:
“RIP Big Brother! You were the kindest man I knew. You will be missed by many, and loved always.”
Steve seems to have been very likable and loved. His fundraiser generated over $29,000.00 of the $35,000.00 goal.
This story will be updated with Steve Koek’s Obituary when more information becomes available.
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