Death in the family

Today I feel totally heartbroken. My neighbor informed me that his daughter died from the virus. We had just talked about her a few weeks ago after he told me that his daughter had it. The last time that he talked to his daughter, she told him that she was ok and not to come to visit yet. I swear this virus doesn’t discriminate. She died as a result of caring for others with the virus in the hospital that she has worked in for more than 20 years. She followed the 14 day protocol to self isolate but she should have went to the hospital immediately. I can’t imagine how many people did the same thing and lost their lives as a result of it. What’s so scary about it is that she is only a year older than me and I’m in my 40’s. This virus is destroying families and we as a country have no clue as to how to protect ourselves from it. What is so strange is that his son-in-law had it first and he recovered but she didn’t. I am begging people to please take care of themselves and don’t sleep on this virus.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-05-18 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? yes

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns:

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: NA
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: No solutions
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Fear