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Texas girl, 10, who made hand sewn coronavirus masks for medics is killed in ATV accident

Nurse’s daughter, 10, who made 100 hand sewn coronavirus masks for healthcare workers in Texas is killed in tragic ATV accident

  • Texas 10-year-old Lexi Collins, who made 100 coronavirus masks for medics in her community, died on Friday in an ATV accident
  • With school closed she made masks for nurses at Anson General Hospital
  • The hospital gave her a shout out on their Facebook on April 6 saying: ‘Thankful for a beautiful donation of masks by a special 5th grader from Munday, Texas’ 
  • Her mother, grandmother and aunt and uncle are all nurses
  • She was laid to rest in a funeral service Monday where mourners practiced social distancing   
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

A 10-year-old girl from Texas who made hand sewn coronavirus masks for healthcare workers at her local hospital has died in a tragic ATV accident.

Lexi Brooke Collins, from Munday, was killed on Friday in the accident.

The fifth grader, whose mother is a nurse at the Knox County Hospital District, inspired her community when she made masks for Anson General Hospital workers earlier this month.

With school closed Lexi spent hours sewing 100 colorful coronavirus masks. 

The hospital gave her a shout out on their Facebook on April 6 saying: ‘Thankful for a beautiful donation of masks by a special 5th grader from Munday, Texas. Thank you Lexi Collins.’

Texas 10-year-old Lexi Collins, who made 100 coronavirus masks for medics in her community, died on Friday in an ATV accident

Healthcare workers at  Anson General Hospital smiling wearing the masks Lexi made them

Healthcare workers at  Anson General Hospital smiling wearing the masks Lexi made them

The hospital gave her a shout out on their Facebook on April 6 saying: 'Thankful for a beautiful donation of masks by a special 5th grader from Munday, Texas. Thank you Lexi Collins'

The hospital gave her a shout out on their Facebook on April 6 saying: ‘Thankful for a beautiful donation of masks by a special 5th grader from Munday, Texas. Thank you Lexi Collins’

‘Thank you all for making my girl’s day by thanking her publicly!’ Lexi’s mom, Jara Collins, wrote on Facebook following the hospital’s post. 

‘She loves to sew, and I’m a nurse so she wants to help out all the nurses she can. Praying you all stay safe throughout all this! Lexi is so glad to help out!’

‘Lexi was a remarkable child. She was bright, talented, wise beyond her years, but overall had the most precious spirit I’ve ever known,’ Munday City Councilwoman Karen Logan said according to KTXS. 

Logan says the little girl’s donation to local hospital was fitting as her mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle are all nurses.   

She was laid to rest in a funeral ceremony on Monday where mourners were required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Little Lexi pictured smiling with mom Jara Gray Collins on social media

Little Lexi pictured smiling with mom Jara Gray Collins on social media

A Facebook tribute featuring a picture of Lexi smiling with her masks pictured above

A Facebook tribute featuring a picture of Lexi smiling with her masks pictured above

Lexi is survived by her parents Jacy and Jara Collins, brothers Talan and Grayson along with her grandparents Jerry and Rachel Gray

Lexi is survived by her parents Jacy and Jara Collins, brothers Talan and Grayson along with her grandparents Jerry and Rachel Gray

‘Lexi lit up the world she lived in, from her grandparents’ houses to the hallways of Munday Elementary,’ her obituary said. 

‘With the closing of schools the past few weeks, Lexi spent her days between her home and her grandmother’s house. She spent countless hours making much needed facial masks (approximately 100) for the Knox County community and other surrounding counties.

‘Like her mother Jara, Lexi was a giver and helper – she gave smiles, love, and anything else she could to just make your day better and helped others with the day’s tasks or helping an upset friend smile,’ it added. 

She is survived by her parents Jacy and Jara Collins, brothers Talan and Grayson along with her grandparents Jerry and Rachel Gray.

In Munday people are tying turquoise ribbons around trees in Lexi’s honor, her favorite color.

Turquoise t-shirts say that Live like Lexi are also being sold to raise money for the memorial. 

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