A distraught wife has shared the heartbreaking her husband penned for her before dying of Covid-19.
Tragic Billy Loredo, 45, urged his love to live her life with "no regrets" before succumbing to the killer virus in McAllen, Texas.
Before he was put on a ventilator at the McAllen Medical Center, Billy wrote an email to his wife Sonya Kypuros, to let her know he'd had a "happy, wonderful" life with her.
His family said he developed mild coronavirus symptoms on November 16, but seemed like he was going to be fine.
Sonya said: "He would have a fever at night, but not all day long. For a week he actually seemed OK.
"But it just turned quickly south from one moment to the next.
"For two weeks he was just trying really hard. He was trying his hardest to not be put on a ventilator.
"I kept telling him that he would be OK, that he would get through this and that he would come back to me.
"It's just awful that I couldn't be there to hold his hand, and that he was fighting there for his life by himself."
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Aware that he might not survive coronavirus, Billy wrote a heartbreaking letter to his wife to let her know how much she meant to him.
He said: "You are the most important person in my life and I miss you every day.
"I know I am not always the perfect man I want to be, but I do my best. You, for me, have always been perfect, even when I say you are not and I get mad. 99% of the time I am wrong and you are right and I love that.
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"If I make it through this I promise to be a better man, in God, in life, and as a husband.
"You have always deserved the best and if I get a second chance I will do it.
"If I don't make it, I want you to know that I lived a happy wonderful life with you and would never have traded it for all the riches in the world.
"I also want you to be happy and continue to live your life without me and with no regrets. We had our time and it was wonderful. I love you and miss you very much. I will keep fighting. Love, Billy."
Billy died on December 13, less than a month after contracting Covid-19.
Sonya added: "I think he was trying to give me permission to be happy without him.
"That was hard to read. But he took care of me and took care of everyone so I'm not surprised he wrote that."
So far, more than 326,000 people have died in the US from coronavirus, by far the highest figure worldwide, after President Donald Trump continually downplayed the significance of the pandemic.
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