A 23-year-old Raceland man died of COVID-19 today - the latest casualty of the virus in Lafourche Parish.
Trevor Sanchez, 23, died today after a lengthy fight with COVID. Sanchez had been hospitalized with coronavirus in recent days, and his condition had more recently become severe, requiring a ventilator, which did not remedy the situation.
According to sources who knew Sanchez, he was a diabetic and had high blood pressure - two of the pre-diagnosed conditions that cause the most severe complications amongst COVID patients, according to statistics provided by the state.
Sanchez is the youngest known Lafourche resident to die of COVID so far in the pandemic - a reminder of what experts have said all along, which is that while the virus most heavily impacts the elderly, anyone can catch it and anyone can experience severe symptoms.
Those who knew Sanchez say they remember a loving, kind man who enjoyed making people smile.
Hundreds of posts tagging Sanchez have surfaced on his Facebook page tonight since news of his passing. They are from family and friends who remember his love of God, family and friends. Most center on Sanchez's warmth and love to have fun, but also to make sure others were having fun, as well.
Sanchez's Facebook page says he was a helper at Victory Life Church in Lockport and people who know him said he loved Central Lafourche High School, his alma mater. When he was a student at Central Lafourche, he was often seen attending school functions and doing line dances, among other fun activities.