CLAREMONT, Calif. (KABC)– Thirteen-year-old Maxx Cheng had an intense future ahead of him, however on Thursday morning the Claremont teenager passed away all of a sudden.
His moms and dads confirmed to ABC News their kids death was perhaps due to COVID-19 after he experienced signs of the infection.
News of his death sent shockwaves throughout the community that had familiarized him and his household.
” Its really, really stunning, saddening, incapacitating,” stated Nicole Weinstein of Claremont.
Weinsteins child attended elementary and El Roble Intermediate School with Maxx and his twin bro Leo. The three were set to begin the 8th grade in September.
” The minute I heard, it was like a big intense light had been snuffed out. He had so much charisma, a lot favorable energy. He was class president in 2015,” stated Weinstein.
The Cheng household states Maxx ended up being ill back on July 4, however a COVID-19 test came back unfavorable.
They stated they thought he was getting much better after his fever broke, his coughs slowed and he was breathing simpler.
” The minute I heard, it was like a substantial brilliant light had actually been extinguished. He had so much charisma, so much positive energy. He was class president last year,” stated Weinstein.
A GoFundMe account for Maxx explains him as a skilled debater, math-lete and swimmer with dreams of going to the Olympics.
” I feel like Maxx was among ours, he was one of our kids, among Claremonts finest and all of us are really sad. Whether we understood him or didnt, he is among our children, hes one of our youth,” stated Weinstein.
If their kids death was caused by COVID-19, the family tells ABC News the coroner is performing more tests to determine.
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