Grieving Alone

My father passed away on March 31 of heart failure. He was alone in the hospital room when he should have been surrounded by family. By the time the hospital called my mom to tell her he was not going to make it, it was too late. She arrived at the hospital 10 minutes after he passed. We should have all gathered at our parents’ home and held each other and grieved. Instead, we stood 6 ft. away from our mother on her porch while she sat there and cried.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-04-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? yes

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Boynton Beach
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Health of my friends and/or family, My child's education, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: NA
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: NA
  • 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: NA
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: NA