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Survivor Stories

We are Covid-19 survivors.

A coronavirus survivor is anyone who has had their life turned on its head because of this pandemic. We honor people who have survived the Covid-19 virus without lingering symptoms. We honor those whose symptoms lasted far after they tested negative for the virus. We honor those whose livelihoods disappeared, or grew dangerous, overnight. And we honor the people who were killed by the pandemic, along with their loved ones who survived, but whose lives were forever changed. We honor our stories and our trauma, and we commit to taking action together.

The Story of James Pereira Sr, A Family Broken-hearted and in Need of Healing

My Daddy, James Pereira Sr., was a PROUD US Navy Veteran. He was married for 50 years to my amazing mom. He was taken from us within 21 days of contracting this horrific virus.
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In Memory of Rita Simone Taylor, A Daughter Whose Life Was Taken Too Soon

I lost my daughter to covid on 11-10-2020 she was only 30 years old and had so much more life to live..
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In Memory of Robert Bruce Weikert, a Daughter Who Fought For Her Father Until the Very End

My father, my person, died of Covid-19 infection and pneumonia right before Thanksgiving 2021. I am his youngest child and I was honored to be able to hold his hand and fight for his survival at his side under strict Covid restrictions.
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In Memory of Kathleen A. Best, Whose Life of Adventure was Halted by Long Haul COVID

In March of 2020 I was 69 and living my dream life. I was in my 7th year of being a nomad, living in my conversion van, wandering the country, volunteering in state parks and having awesome experiences and meeting new friends.
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The Story of Alicia Roxanne James, A Woman Currently Living the Nightmare of Long Covid

I was working at major grocery store where I caught covid 19. It was the week of thanksgiving when I started coughing and wheezing, but I just thought I was having an Asthma attack.
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In Memory of Anna Belle Carter, An Amazing Daughter, Sister, and 13-Year-Old Stolen by COVID

Our beautiful 13 year old daughter Anna died from Covid on July 10th 2020. She became tired starting on Tuesday and had a little muscle fatigue, which was not out of the ordinary because she had scleroderma, an autoimmune disease.
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The Story of Detrice Brown, a Woman Living in the Midst of Long Covid

My story is about what I hear in passing...The hardest thing I ever had experience was getting COVID-19 now living with the aftermath
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In Memory of Steven Roy Johnson, a Husband and Father With the Patience of a Saint

Steve checked into Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Florida on Nov 19, 2020 for wound debridement and closure surgery. He was Covid Tested on Nov 17 and it was negative.
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The Story of Katherine Van Andel, A Life at Standstill Because of Long Covid

I am 73 years old and when Covid hit of March in 2020 I was taking care of my 101 year old Aunty Gene and I wanted to make sure that she was safe as she was on hospice care in my home...
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The Story of Yolian Ayala Ferrer, a Life Changed Unimaginably by Covid

I write to you on behalf of my dear friend Yolian Ayala Ferrer. She is an amazing, young woman, a daughter, a wife, a mother, and an inspiration to all around her. She took ill with COVID in September 2021 and quickly worsened to the state of being placed on a ventilator.
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In Memory of Bruce Allan Platt, a Family’s Story of Devastating Grief

In late March 2020 my husband ,a healthy active fit man , felt very tired, just tired. No coughing, no trouble breathing, just so tired with barely a fever.
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The Story of Juan Mancera, a Man Whose Life is Nothing Short of a Miracle

Both My husband and I tested positive for Covid in September 2021, we were 1 week apart. Me first. I got better he didn’t. Took him to emergency department 9/30 he was sent home, X-rays showed he had pneumonia.
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