Carsyn Davis Wiki – Biography
Carsyn Davis was an honor student, amateur photographer, and choir singer. Davis excelled in school, attending Cypress Lake High School.
“In addition to attending classes at CLHS, Carsyn also took online classes through Florida Virtual School. She was an honor student, achieving straight A’s on her last report card,” her mother wrote.
“She was a devout Christian and follower of Jesus. She loved to volunteer. She was actively involved in Youth Church at First Assembly of God in Ft. Myers. She was involved with the Angel Tree ministry, buying and delivering gifts to underprivileged youth who had a parent serving time in prison. She also participated in the Operation Christmas Child program through Samaritan’s Purse, filling several Christmas boxes each year. Though she never wanted anything for herself, she was always making or buying gifts for others.”
The statement concluded, “Carsyn deeply loved her family; her sisters and brother, grandparents, Mom and Stepdad. She was always concerned about everyone else’s well-being and happiness. We will truly miss her, but look forward to seeing her in Heaven.”
Carsyn Davis Age
Carsyn Davis was 17 years old.
According to her mother’s statement, Davis was “incredibly patriotic, organizing Christmas card writing for ‘Ten thousand For the Troops.’”
“She bought cards and handed them out at every gathering, event, and to classrooms at school. She wrote dozens of cards herself,” the statement explains. “Carsyn was a member of the Cypress Lake varsity bowling team for 3 years, following in her brother’s footsteps. She loved the sport and was a member of the youth bowling league at Lightning Strikes.”
She was also in a choir. “She was a member of the Cypress Lake Vocal Department, following in the footsteps of her 3 older siblings. She loved being part of the choir,” her mother’s statement says. “Carsyn served as an aide to the special needs classroom. She understood very well what it was like to have special needs. She was a faithful volunteer for Special Olympics and the Be A Buddy program.”
Carsyn had other talents too. “She was an avid photographer and loved her AP Photography class at school. She loved visiting her grandparents on Sanibel and taking pictures at the beach, at sunset. Carsyn loved going to coin shows with her stepdad and was a member of the Florida United Numismatists. She had recently completed her Barber half set.”
The mother’s LinkedIn page describes her as, “R.N., B.S.N Manager, Charge Audit/CCA at nThrive.” She describes her job of 12 years as:
“Nurse Auditor, nThrive, formerly Adreima (acquired National Healthcare Review in 2013)
Charge auditor for multiple hospital facilities throughout the US/OPERA project, SOX, Florida Medicaid pre-approval project. Requires remote review of patient medical records and the abstracting of data, using a variety of server applications, programs and computer systems. HIPAA compliance.
Nurse Auditor, National Healthcare Review, Inc. (Florida)
Included concurrent charge audits of outpatient and inpatient hospital accounts at multiple facilities, RAC audits, stop loss and insurance defense audits. Additional duties performed included consultation with CFO, CNO, and department managers to review and update facility chargemaster, manage alert reports and cross dependency reports, and create charge sheets for implantable cardiac devices. Worked alongside the case managers at one facility to review admissions and outpatient observation accounts for admission criteria.”
Cause of Death
Carsyn Davis was an honor student, amateur photographer and choir singer who died of COVID-19-related complications in Fort Myers, Florida, at age 17, after she attended a church function with about 100 other people.
Carsyn died on June 23. The cause of death is listed in the medical examiner’s report as “Complications of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Pneumonia.” You can read the report in full here.
Davis had a series of pre-existing conditions that her mother outlined in a lengthy statement posted to a GoFundMe page in her name. She died in a Florida hospital, but her death has provoked controversy because she was being treated with hydroxychloroquine and “other unproven remedies” (in the words of the Tampa Times) for nearly two weeks by her parents, a nurse and physician’s assistant. The newspaper says she died of respiratory failure, becoming one of the coronavirus’s youngest Florida victims.
The teen’s mother, Carole Brunton Davis, has been criticized for alleged anti-mask social media posts and for pushing hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for her daughter. That’s the drug heavily touted by President Donald Trump as a possible COVID-19 cure. Brunton Davis is the subject of a petition calling for her to be held accountable for the girl’s death.
The Medical Examiner’s report from Miami-Dade County described Davis attending a “church function with 100 other children” and says that her mother and father, who are a nurse and physician’s assistant, tried treating her at home. It describes in great detail their attempt to treat her condition at home, including with hydroxychloroquine. The report says:
“TERMINAL EVENT: 17-year-old female with a complex medical history including opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (resolved at 5 years of age), hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysfunction, precocious puberty, morbid obesity who present with respiratory failure. The decedent’s mother and father are a nurse and physician’s assistant, respectively. On June 10, the decedent attended a church function with 100 other children. She did not wear a mask. Social distancing was not followed. The parents prophylactically treated her with azithromycin (6/10-6/15). On June 13, she developed a frontal headache, sinus pressure, mild cough. The family thought her symptoms were due to a sinus infection. The symptoms persisted. On June 19, the mother noted she looked ‘gray’ while sleeping. She tested the decedent’s O2 saturation and it was in the 40s. The mother borrowed the decedent’s grandfather’s home oxygen (he has COPD) and her O2 saturation rose to the 60s on 5L. The parents gave her a dose of hydroxychloroquine. The parents took her to Gulf Coast Medical Center and she was transferred to Golisano Hospital PICU. On June 19, 2020, she was found to be positive for SARS-CoV-2. Her LFTs were significantly elevated. The parents declined intubation.”
The report continues to describe the treatment Davis received at the hospital:
“The decedent received convalescent plasma therapy on June 20 and 21st. On June 22, 2020, the decedent’s condition had not improved and intubation was required. The decedent was intubated. Her cardiorespiratory status continued to decline. On June 22, 2020, despite aggressive therapy and maneuvers, her best O2 saturation was low 70s. The mother requested heroic efforts despite knowing she had a low chance of meaningful survival. Preparations were made to perform ECMO on the decedent. The decedent was transferred from Golisano Hospital to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for ECMO. She was transported without incident directly to the cath lab at Nicklaus Children’s for ECMO cannulation. After cannulation, she required an escalation of inotropic support and vasopressor support. She was transferred to the PICU after the procedure and continued to deteriorate requiring increasing doses of pressors. A chest X-ray was performed and showed severe bilateral infiltrates and subcutaneous emphysema. She developed worsening distributive shock and multiorgan failure. She was to undergo dialysis and plasmapheresis however due to rapid deterioration and inability to bring up oxygen saturation, these interventions were unable to be performed. Echocardiogram was performed and showed no cardiac
function, pupils were 5 mm and fixed. She was pronounced dead on 6/23/2020 at 1306.”
A GoFundMe created by a family friend has raised more than $14,000.
“On June 23rd, Carsyn Leigh Davis, youngest sister of the Davis Family and light to the people she knew, was brought home to be with God,” it reads. “While her time here ended far too soon, many can attest that she was beyond her 17 years of age. Her kindness, giving heart, and sweet laughter has been a blessing to each person she has met. Throughout her life, she has endured battles for her health with strength and grace. Her family is sound in that where she is now, she no longer has to fight and can live the heavenly life she has always deserved.”
The page continued, “I’m a close family friend of theirs, this GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the Davis family. All proceeds will be given to Carsyn’s mother and beneficiary of this GoFundMe page, Carole Davis, to help cover the medical expenses they will face after trying to save her life.”
It adds: “As the Davis family grieves the loss of their sweet girl, please refer to this page for accurate updates from the family. Thank you for any contribution you’re able to make. This family deserves all the love this world has to offer.”