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Tooth Infection Leads To Young Dad's Death

Update Date: Feb 02, 2017 07:50 AM EST

On Friday morning, 26-year-old truck driver, Vadim Anatoliyevich Kondratyuk was taken to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Utah due to a tooth infection. During the drive to New York, he felt pain, had trouble breathing and couldn't stand.

According to News10, Vadim had a bad toothache even before he left. He stopped in Oklahoma and saw a dentist that cleaned it and gave him antibiotics. His older brother Miroslav came to help and drive him home after his mouth began to swell up when he reached New York. His condition became worse and he was taken to the hospital.

Doctors said the infection in his tooth spread to his body. Vadim's lungs had fluid in them that made it difficult for him to breathe on his own. The antibiotic that was given to him by a dentist was not strong enough to fight the infection.

He was in a coma for four days and his heart eventually gave up. He died Monday morning leaving behind a wife, 22-years-old Natalya and 2 children, 2-year-old Vanessa and 11-month-old Maya.

Natalya's family made sure to be by her side through the tragedy. Luckily, she had 12 siblings ready to support her and her family. She said "My children right now are the most important thing. My main thing is to take care of the kids." 

According to CBS News his family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral and family expenses. On Wednesday the family received over $180,000 in donations.

Natalya's family shared their appreciation in their GoFundMe page in behalf of Nataly, the children and Vadim's family. They extend their sincere gratitude "for your support during this difficult time," they said. "We have been blown away by the love and kindness we have been shown by our friends, family, community and even kind strangers. May God Bless you for your generosity."

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