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Arnold Herrera (Rest in Heaven 1-2-21)

Arnold Herrera. Arnold graduated from Juarez in 2019 and was a cadet in the JROTC program. Arnold was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week. His condition worsened on New Years and passed Saturday, January 2nd.

Arnold Herrera. Arnold graduated from Juarez in 2019 and was a cadet in the JROTC program. Arnold was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week. His condition worsened on New Years and passed Saturday, January 2nd.
Arnold Herrera, a 19-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, died of COVID-19 (1-2-21) about a week after the teen was diagnosed, his family says.Juarez Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the tragic death of student, Arnold Herrera. Arnold graduated from Juarez in 2019 and was a cadet in the JROTC program. Arnold was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week. His condition worsened on New Years and passed Saturday, January 2nd. Arnold was immensely talented and kind. He was a CTE student and while at Juarez, he earned his ASE certification in Electrical and Brake systems. Arnold loved to play the guitar and he loved to work with his hands and found his passion as an automotive technician. After graduation, Arnold started working at Hyundai as a skilled technician and recently earned his Hyundai Technician Certification. Last week, he reached out to the school for a reference as he had recently applied for an apprenticeship for Automotive Local 701 Union. The family has started a GoFundme page. If you are able to, please donate so that we can help bring some peace of mind to the family.

https://gofund.me/ea3f044e

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Chicago teen who died of COVID-19 had no health issues, family says

By Eric Horng Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:56PM

Arnold Herrera was diagnosed last week with COVID-19 and was recovering at home, but his condition worsened hours after ringing in the new year.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The family of a 19-year-old man who died of COVID-19 said he had no prior health conditions, but that didn't stop the virus from taking his life.

Arnold Herrera died on Sunday at UI Health. His relatives said he had no underlying conditions that they were aware of, and they remain stunned by how quickly his condition worsened.

Herrera was a helper for whom the sky was indeed the limit.

"A huge amount of energy, just... 'I'm going to do it because I'm going to do it,' because I can do it. That 'I can' attitude," said his brother, Pablo Portilla.

The Bruno family hopes their story serves as a tale of caution for those who want to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones.

Arnold's brother said his younger sibling never saw a problem he didn't try to fix - including in the garage, where he worked on cars for a living.

But on Saturday, Herrera's giving spirit was taken by COVID-19.

"I kept on praying that he was going to be better because I knew he was always, you know, strong," Portilla said. "It wasn't in God's plan."

Pablo said Arnold was diagnosed last week and was recovering at home, but his condition worsened hours after ringing in the new year.

"He told us 'Happy New Year,' and unfortunately after we, he just had complications a full day," Portilla said. "He was in pain, and we took him to the hospital, and that's that."

GoFundMe https://gofund.me/ea3f044e

Arnold Herrera, a 19-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, died of COVID-19 (1-2-21) about a week after the teen was diagnosed, his family says.



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