Leon Boase Wiki – Leon Boase Bio
Leon Boase was a Covid-stricken dad who told his fiancee over Facetime ‘don’t take care of me, I won’t awaken’ before he was placed into a trance-like state and afterward passed on.
He was scared he wouldn’t awaken before he was placed into a trance-like state, his fiancee accomplice Nichola Jennison said. The couple had been self-segregating after the two of them gotten the infection toward the beginning of November.
He was 40 years old.
Leon Boase Death
Mr. Boase showed no symptoms, to begin with, but ended up being rushed to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, with excruciating stomach pains on November 12.
Ms. Jennison, 38, said: ‘His last words to me were: “Don’t put me to sleep, I won’t wake up.” I’ll never forget that. It was so heartbreaking to hear but I told him to stop being silly and that he would be home soon.’
The UK recorded a record-high 55,892 coronavirus cases yesterday and 964 deaths, as government scientists warned even a March-style national lockdown with schools mainly closed might not be enough to hold the R Rate below one.
Within 24 hours he was placed on a ventilator and spent the next four weeks fighting for his life in intensive care while his helpless family looked on.
In that time, Mr. Boase was diagnosed with pneumonia twice and his kidneys also began to fail.
Doctors gave him just a one percent chance of surviving but said he would need a lung transplant, which wasn’t available at the time.
Mr. Boase, a forklift driver from Ormesby, Middlesbrough, died on December 13.
A heartbroken Ms. Jennison spoke to her partner for the last time over FaceTime after one of the nurses called her.
‘I just can’t get my head around what happened. He never smoked, he didn’t drink, he didn’t go out, he was always so cautious but now he’s gone.’
Mr. Boase was a devoted father to Leo, eight, and stepdad to Leighton, 16. He was also a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin.
He worked at KP Food in Billingham, County Durham, and was a talented amateur footballer in his teenage years.
Mr. Boase Career
He played for Marton FC during the 1990s and later for Fountains FC.
Ms. Jennison described Mr. Boase as her ‘first and last love’ ahead of his funeral on Tuesday.
Paying tribute, Ms. Jennison said: ‘Leon was the best dad and partner in the world, even when he was moody.
‘All he did was work hard and provide for us. He didn’t ask for anything or hurt anyone; he was just quiet, private, and a doting family man.’
Ms. Jennison told how the pair had been together for nine years but ‘went out with each other’ for a time when they were pupils at Ormesby School.
She said: ‘We went our separate ways but found each other again. He was my first and last love.
Ms. Jennison said Mr. Boase loved to go on family holidays abroad but would be just as happy walking on Saltburn pier with a bag of chips.
Ms. Jennison said: ‘Whatever we did, wherever we went, he made it special for us. I’ve told the kids that God only takes the best and that’s exactly what he was.’
His death follows a secondary school teacher, 55-year-old Paul Hilditch, passing away just two days before Christmas after contracting Covid-19, with his heartbroken mother said she didn’t get the chance to see him in the hospital to say goodbye.