39 year old Marilyn Gotay received her covid Moderna vaccine as a prerequisite to donating an organ to her husband Amauriz “Mo” Gonzalez, who was going to be having transplant surgery. Having been deemed healthy enough to donate and being a good match for her husband, Marilyn went ahead and got the vaccine on April 9, 2021.
Approximately twelve hours after her vaccine, Marilyn passed away on April 10,2021 in her sleep. Her lifeless body was discovered face down by her youngest child. When help arrived, Marilyn was declared D.O.A.
According to one fundraiser;
“Marilyn was born on July 6, 1981 to Edward “Bolo” Gotay and Eva Roldan-Gotay. She met the love of her life, partner and best friend Amauriz “Mo” Gonzalez, January 5, 2000 and together they had two beautiful children; Edward (16 and autistic) and Alexia (11). Mo is currently on the NYC waitlist for a Kidney transplant as he suffers from end stage renal disease and is on dialysis and disability.”
According to another fundraiser ran by Marilyn’s sister, Blasina Sims, Marilyn was the youngest of five sisters and the life of the party. Marilyn’s children were her pride and joy and she didn’t like going places without them.
Marilyn’s sister Josephine Sims, and many others shared their grief on social media. Many hearts are broken over the loss of Marilyn Gotay. She was a loving and generous person, who was taken from the world too soon.
Rest In Peace