Pace community mourns death of young woman as flu season peaks

Updated: Monday, January 13 2014, 07:53 PM CST
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PACE  --  Flu season is approaching it peak season.
According to the Florida Heath Department-- Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa Counties are among the moderately and mildly affected regions.

Though the statistics say the virus is not widespread, it is still devastating our communities.
Now a Pace woman--who was pregnant--has died after being diagnosed with the flu.

How people are coping with the lost      
"Kendra Fendt's battle with the flu has affected many people within the Pace community.  We spoke to some of them who are keeping Kendra's family in their prayers"

"When it comes from someone in your own community, it really hits home"

Although Phil Wolfe didn't know Kendra Fendt personally, her untimely passing is still hard to understand.
 
"Knowing she was a young lady, and there was a child involved and a husband and other family members, it's very disheartening and very sad"

Fendt developed the flu while she was pregnant.
Doctors took her daughter Meredith before full term.

Fendt was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for treatment.
Her family created a Facebook page to follow her progress that page has more than 9,000 likes.

"I've only followed it online and heard through people in the community and have just been praying for the family" But this past week, Fendt had passed away.

The young mother's battle with the flu has many concerned for their own health as we head into peak flu season.

"My wife made comment last night I may want to get that flu shot, but there's issues with that, at times I've had flu shots and gotten sick after the fact"

"I'm all about cautionary measures and if anybody desires to have the flu shot go get it because apparently it's the one covering this strain of flu and I would not Want to see this happen to anybody else"

Fendt leaves behind her husband, and newborn daughter.Pace community mourns death of young woman as flu season peaks
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