FILE – This Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, the file photo of Minnesota Timberwolves in Karl-Anthony Towns is playing against the Memphis Grizzlies into an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Jim Mone, File)
NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns revealed that his mother was in a medical coma after being diagnosed with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Minnesota Timberwolves Center shared her mother's plight in an emotional video on Instagram on Wednesday.
Towns said her mother's health "worsened daily" and that she had to be "ventilated" after breathing difficulties.
The 24-year-old cities, one of the best tall men in today's NBA, remain steadfast in difficult times.
"We will continue to fight. My family, we will continue to fight against it. We will beat it. We will win," he said. "I hope my story helps. I hope my story gives you the right information. Send my love to all of your families. I pray for each one of you. "
"Life may beat me again and again, but I will always get up and I will never stop, nor will my family and mother." My mother is the strongest woman I know and I know she will beat that. "
The cities reminded everyone to take the necessary precautions to prevent further transmission of the virus.
"It's rough and day after day I just see how to do it. I'm positive, I'm very positive, so I just keep my strength for everyone, my family," he said. "I made this video so that people understand the seriousness of this disease. It is real. This disease does not have to be taken lightly. "
“Please protect your family, your loved ones, friends, yourself. Practice social distancing. Please don't be in places with lots of people. "
Last week Towns announced that it would donate $ 100,000 to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for COVID-19 testing.
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