Sydney Leroux details frightening experience of her children’s battle with coronavirus

Women’s soccer star Sydney Leroux offered a poignant personal anecdote Monday night refuting the idea that children can’t be badly affected by COVID-19.

On her official Instagram account, the former U.S. Women’s National Team member and current forward for the NWSL’s Orlando Pride posted a photo of her with her son Cassius, 4, and daughter Roux, 21 months — both of whom recently tested positive for the virus.

“A few weeks ago I woke up to my son screaming in the middle of the night,” Leroux wrote. “When I felt his body it was like Cassius was burning from the inside out.”

Then three days later, her daughter started vomiting and had exhaustion and a fever.

“It has been an extremely hard couple of weeks, but thankfully things are much better now,” she wrote. “I wanted to share this story to urge everyone to continue taking this virus seriously, when it comes to both you AND your children.”

Leroux — who now goes by her married name, Sydney Leroux Dwyer — said Cassius and Roux are “back to good health,” and she had managed to avoid getting sick herself.

However, she used the experience to emphasize the need to wear masks in public, practice social distancing and get vaccinated “so we can beat this virus together.”

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