A Texas mom, 33, has died of COVID-19 after her entire family of seven, including her newborn baby, contracted the virus last month.

Victoria Gallardo, of Cypress, died March 16, exactly six weeks after she first tested positive for the virus, leaving behind her husband Armando and their five young children. 

Her death was announced on a GoFundMe page set up to help her grieving family which told how Gallardo ‘fought this battle to her very last breath.’

The mom-of-five, who had no known underlying health conditions, is one of more than 48,000 Texans who have died since the virus started ravaging America one year ago.  

A Texas mom, 33, has died of COVID-19 after her entire family of seven, including her newborn baby, contracted the virus last month. Victoria Gallardo with her husband Armando and Amanda, 9, Liliana, 7, Catalina, 6 and 3-year-old Christian

Victoria Gallardo, of Cypress, died March 16, exactly six weeks after she first tested positive for the virus

Gallardo tested positive for COVID-19 back on February 2, just days after she gave birth to her baby daughter Gianna, who is now seven weeks old. 

Her husband Armando told ABC 7 earlier this month the entire family had taken the virus seriously and worn masks everywhere, with his wife even wearing gloves inside their own home. 

But the couple’s nine-year-old daughter Amanda fell ill with COVID-19, after showing symptoms at school.

Soon, the entire family-of-seven had contracted the virus including baby Gianna who was just 11 days old at the time.

Armando said they were worried the newborn wouldn’t make it.    

‘She developed a really high fever, didn’t want to eat, was sleeping a lot,’ he said. 

‘We became so worried. We didn’t think she was going to make it at all.’

Gallardo (pictured with her three older daughters) leaves behind her husband Armando and their five young children

Her death was announced on a GoFundMe page set up to help her grieving family which told how Gallardo ‘fought this battle to her very last breath’

But Armando and the five children – Amanda, 7-year-old Liliana, 6-year-old Catalina, 3-year-old Christian and Gianna – all recovered while Gallardo’s condition deteriorated. 

The virus soon developed into pneumonia and Gallardo ended up in ICU in a critical condition and was put into a medically-induced coma. 

Armando vowed not to give up even after being told by hospital staff that there was nothing further they could do to save his wife. 

‘It breaks my heart when the doctor says there’s nothing else they can do. She’s not done,’ he said earlier this month. 

‘There’s no way. We’re not giving up.’

Armando also posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook on March 9 where he pleaded with people to wear masks as he continued to hope for his wife’s recovery.

‘It’s hard to view your loved one like that. So I suggest people continue to wear masks,’ he said.

Armando posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook on March 9 where he pleaded with people to wear masks as he continued to hope for his wife’s recovery

Gallardo sadly lost her battle with the virus last Tuesday leaving behind her young children, husband, mother Victoria Guadalupe Valladares, brother Carlos Rene Valladares and sister Genesis Nicole Valladares.   

‘Even though many family, friends & others prayed for her recovery, we recognize that she is now healed; just not in the manner we expected,’ read the GoFundMe.    

‘Armando and Victoria’s primary aim was to provide their children with the utmost love, while teaching them valuable lessons and creating long-lasting and cherished experiences.’ 

The GoFundMe had amassed $35,000 in donations Friday.  



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