Dawson's Creek writer Heidi Ferrer 'dead by suicide at 50 after painful Covid-19 battle'
HEIDI Ferrer lost her life to "suicide at 50" after Covid-19 battle that left her "bedridden."
The Dawson's Creek writer "committed suicide" at her home in Los Angeles on May 26th after suffering severe Covid symptoms.
Heidi, 51, contracted the virus in April of 2020, and "experienced body aches, including severe pains in her feet, fatigue and flu-like symptoms" the Daily Mail revealed.
By June the writer was bedridden, as her symptoms escalated to severe fatigue and footpain.
The Wasteland creator became crippled and suffered "neurological tremors" as her battle with the virus became more serious.
In September, Heidi wrote a heart-wrenching blog post about her Covid recovery plan, as she said she won't let the sickness "win" over her.
"The monster is real and it came for me. Recovering from COVID-19 has been one of the hardest things I've ever gone through and I've been through a lot," she revealed.
"In my darkest moments, I told my husband that if I didn't get better, I did not want to live like this. I wasn't suicidal, I just couldn't see any quality of life long term and there was no end in sight.
"One of the cruelest things COVID did to me was to take away my ability to have dreams. I don't mean dreams in my sleep, I mean I completely stopped dreaming about my future because I couldn't picture it. It was a wall," she shared.
"Yes, everyone had lost our trips, our events, our free lives during the shutdown, but I had lost all of that and also became suddenly crippled with scary neurological programs."
Despite her devastating battle with Covid, Heidi still offered words of support to others who have suffered and urged them to stay strong in their own battles.
"I believe this in my bones: If you are suffering from this monster, you will eventually make it out, we will heal," she encouraged.
"Slowly, almost inexorably, sometimes glacially… we are recovering. It's just that no one knows for sure how long it might take, maybe six months, maybe a year."
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