ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — This flu season Alamance County has had one flu death — 16-year-old Robert Tate.
“I miss everything about him, his hugs, his laughter, his personality, his jokes, everything,” explain Robert’s mom, Tonya Jenkins.
Jenkins says last month her son wasn’t feeling well, although she didn’t think it was anything serious she took him to be checked out just in case.
“It just seemed like he had allergies. You know, seasons change and it was getting cold,” explains Jenkins.
Within a couple days Jenkins says her son got much worse.
“He was coughing really hard, I mean to the point where he’s losing his voice,” she said.
In the matter of two weeks Robert went from the doctor’s office, to Alamance Regional, to Chapel Hill, where he died from H1N1.