Detroit family told mother with COVID-19 who gave birth to baby girl might not survive

DETROIT – “Man, we’re going through so much,” said Barry Smith, whose partner may not survive COVID after giving birth.

A Detroit family prays that 29-year-old Renee Crutcher will survive. After the birth, the mother of six is ​​on a ventilator and is fighting against COVID and pneumonia.

“It’s devastating, all I hear is bad news,” said Smith.

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The family says Crutcher was accepted into the Hutzel DMC on April 9. Two weeks later, she gave birth to the couple’s second child, a baby girl. Camrey came early and with only four pounds she stays in the hospital.

“It all happened so quickly that we tried to get the best possible help so that she could come to our home,” said Smith.

Crutcher’s partner, Smith, has COVID, as do four of their children. The family could not see Crutcher or Camrey due to COVID restrictions.


“I got it all so I didn’t freak out, I wasn’t angry, I just prayed I could see her,” said Smith.

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