Mom says swine flu contributed to teen son’s death

Erik Runge
September 23, 2009

[efoods]SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio mother says doctors told her the swine flu was a contributing factor in her teenage son’s death.

Her son, 14-year-old Alfie Watson, passed away last weekend at Methodist Children’s Hospital.

“Alfie was an excellent, excellent person,” mom Demeshia Watson told News 4 WOAI as tears welled in her eyes. “Just beautiful, inside and out, inside and out.”

So far, doctors at the Methodist Children’s Hospital have not confirmed Alfie had swine flu. But his mother said doctors told her H1N1 did contribute to his death.

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