Manhattan family loses fiancé & father to COVID-19


Travis Arnold’s son, Noah. The father died from COVID-19.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – A Manhattan family is remembering a fiancé and father, after COVID-19 took his life at just 49 years young.

Travis Arnold told his fiancée Brittany Moldenhauer he couldn’t breathe when he asked her to take him to the hospital. He also could not get his toes to feel warm, despite turning off the air conditioning. He was admitted to the emergency room, and after two hours of CPR, he became unresponsive.

Arnold was life-flighted to Topeka’s Stormont Vail hospital, where the family waited for days for him to recovery. He passed at 9:22, corresponding with the birthday of his fiancée, September 22, or 9/22.

Moldenhauer said she felt connected to him in that moment.

“I felt like that was him kind of saying it’s okay,” Moldenhauer said.

Arnold leaves behind his nine-year-old son Noah. To donate to their family’s medical and funeral expenses, please click here.

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