GoFundMe started for Independence teacher, husband who died of COVID-19

Doug and Terri Cook
Posted at 6:56 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 10:14:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A GoFundMe was started for an Independence couple who died of COVID-19 the same night - and in the same room - on Wednesday.

According to the GoFundMe page, Teri and Doug Cook both contracted the virus in the first week of February.

Teri, who was a teacher in the Independence School District, landed in the hospital with COVID pneumonia and a blood clot in her lung according to the GoFundMe page.

Doug was also hospitalized with COVID pneumonia and was on a ventilator.

41 Action News spoke to the son of the Cooks'. Cody Cook said Teri was a teacher for more than 30 years, and taught in the Independence District for 21 years.

His father Doug, worked as a food equipment technician for the last 17 years.

As of Friday afternoon, the fundraiser had raised nearly $12,000 of the $15,000 goal.