After her husband died from coronavirus, she found an emotional goodbye note on his phone

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CNN on 4/25/2020 by Alisha Ebrahimji


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“I love you guys with all my heart and you’ve given me the best life I could have ever asked for.”

That’s the beginning of a goodbye note one woman found on her husband’s phone after he died from coronavirus this week.

Jonathan Coelho, [probation officer] 32, passed away on April 22 after a 28-day battle in the hospital and 20 days on a ventilator, his wife, Katie Coelho told CNN.

Now she’s processing the sudden grief, and wondering how their two young children will react.

“They don’t know that they lost the greatest human being and they’ll only know their dad through pictures and videos,” she said Friday night on Anderson Cooper’s show.

Jonathan seemed to be getting better, she said, and doctors had discussed taking him off the ventilator last Thursday or Friday.

But early Wednesday morning Katie said she got a call from a nurse at the hospital in Danbury, Connecticut asking her to make her way over.

By the time she got there, Jonathan had passed away from cardiac arrest caused by his coronavirus symptoms. She didn’t get to say goodbye.

And even though the couple didn’t get the proper farewell they deserved, Jonathan left something special for Katie to discover in his absence.

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