Memorial Hospital nurse working on frontlines of pandemic dies from COVID-19 complications

Local nurse dies from COVID-19 complications

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Akua Bosempom was a nurse at Memorial Hospital on the frontlines battling the coronavirus. Sadly, she became a victim of COVID-19. Family said Bosempom lost her battle with the virus Friday, just weeks after she celebrated her 44th birthday.

Family said Bosempom was dedicated to caring for others and it was her calling to become a nurse. She made it through nursing school while raising her daughter, who is now 9-years-old. Bosempom officially received her nursing license in May in the middle of the pandemic.

Family said despite the death toll of COVID-19 cases climbing, she was determined to make it as a nurse.-Family said Bosempom started to feel ill Sept. 26. She was admitted into the hospital where she worked Oct. 3. She passed away Oct. 23.

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Memorial Hospital sent Action News Jax this statement:

“We are heartbroken by the passing of Akua Boatemaa Bosompem. Our entire team is mourning with her friends and family. Next week, we will be holding a memorial service at the hospital to honor her life.”The family is hoping to raise funds to help cover the funeral cost and start a college fund for Bosempom daughter.

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