Anti-Mask 'Freedom Rally' Organizer Now Fighting For Life With COVID-19

By Jason Hall

August 27, 2021

Billy Te Kahika Leads 'Freedom Rally' Outside Parliament
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UPDATE:

Caleb Wallace, 30, who helped organize the local "The Freedom Rally" in July, died after spending more than a month at a local hospital, his wife, Jessica, confirmed on a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical expenses.

“Caleb has peacefully passed on. He will forever live in our hearts and minds,” Jessica Wallace wrote on Sunday (August 29).

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A San Angelo, Texas man who helped organize an anti-mask rally is now fighting for his life amid an ongoing COVID-19 battle.

The San Angelo Standard-Times reports Caleb Wallace, who helped organize the local "The Freedom Rally" in July, has been hospitalized for nearly a month.

His pregnant wife, Jessica Wallace, shared a "heartbreaking update" on his condition Wednesday (August 25) via their shared Facebook account.

"He’s not doing good," Wallace wrote. "It’s not looking in our favor, his lungs are stiff due to the fibrosis. They called and said they’ve run out of options for him and asked if I would consent to a do not resuscitate. And it would be up to us when to stop treatments.

"My heart just can’t. I can’t imagine my life without him. Im sorry if I don’t respond to any calls or texts or messages, I am just broken up."

The Standard-Times reports the 30-year-old father of three has been unconscious, ventilated and heavily sedated during treatment in the ICU at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo since being admitted on August 8.

Jessica Wallace launched a GoFundMe page asking for donations to pay for household and medical bills, noting that her husband was intubated multiple times and experienced high fevers, infection and bleeding in his chest.

In July, Wallace reportedly helped organize 'The Freedom Rally' in San Angelo, which claimed it was protesting against the "government being in control of our lives."

The 30-year-old also founded 'The San Angelo Freedom Defenders,' a group that hosted another rally in 2020 in an effort to "end COVID tyranny."

In April, Wallace wrote a letter to the San Angelo Independent School District, which was shared by San Angelo Live, demanding that the district “rescind ALL COVID-related policies immediately" and falsely claimed that wearing masks led to harmful effects on children and that there was “little evidence that masks worked for anyone.”

Jessica Wallace told the Standard-Times that her husband initially felt symptoms on July 26 and refused to get tested or seek medical care, instead giving himself a cocktail of Vitamin C, zinc, aspirin and ivermectin -- an anti-parasitic drug that has been falsely claimed as an effective COVID-19 remedy -- before being taken to the hospital.

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