- Six brothers are living with their aunt and her four children after their dad died of Covid-19
- The siblings lost their mother in 2018 in a road accident and are now orphaned
- Carla Hamilton, the aunt, launched a fundraiser to help her move to a bigger house to accommodate them
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Six siblings who lost their father to Covid-19 have been forced to live with their aunt.
Carla Hamilton from Georgia, US, said that she was worried about her nephews falling into depression after losing their only remaining parent.
"I want them to be strong. So I was worried about their mindset, their education, they don't fall off don't get into a depression," she said.
WBNS-TV reports that the six boys aged between 4 to 14 years old lost their mother in 2018 following a car accident.
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In August, their father was diagnosed with Covid-19 and sadly passed away shortly after.
Responding to a study indicating at least 140,000 children in the US lost a parent or guardian to COVID-19, Hamilton said it does not come as a surprise as she knows of numerous other children orphaned by the pandemic.
"I personally know so many. My friend just had twins, babies. They were less than 2 months old and she is gone now,” she said.
Hamilton said her sole aim is avoiding any further trauma to the boys and giving them stability.
"Our main focus is making sure that they're happy, healthy, and don't grow up feeling sorry for themself," she said.
The doting aunt plans on keeping the boys together under one roof and has started a GoFundMe account to buy a bigger house to accommodate them and her four children.
“We know that a house they can all stay together in with stability, love and laughter, is a key factor in healing the heart,” she wrote.
Their target is to raise GHc120k and have thus far received GHc65k from well-wishers.
Well-wishers pay rent
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that a kind woman raised over GHc3900 to rent a decent house for a mother and son living in squalid conditions.
Social media influencer Nana Tea said the woman and her son were living in a dilapidated kiosk that leaked anytime it rained.
The act of kindness inspired many social media users.
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Source: Yen Ghana