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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.

In Memory of Roberto Tadeo Donaldson — A Brother Who Was Vibrant, Vital and Full of Life

I am a physician who worked on the frontlines in Kansas. My family is Native American, but we did not realize until it was too late that we were especially vulnerable.
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In Memory of Christopher Zeller Blocke — A Beloved Brother Who Loved Music and Going Out on the Water

Christopher Zeller Blocke was my youngest brother. One year ago today on June 3, 2020, Chris passed away from COVID-19 complications.
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In Memory of Muhammad Hameedullah Khan — A Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather.

My father died on Thanksgiving day due to covid.
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In Memory of Geraldine Sullivan Twining — A Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend to So Many

On January 29, 2021 we lost a beautiful soul to Covid. A mother, grammy, great gram, sister, aunt, cousin and friend
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In Memory of Jeffrey Terban — A Dear, Sweet Young Man Who Was Loved by His Family

My Sweet Dear nephew Jeffrey was 45 years old and was Special needs he lived in a group home
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The Story Of Alida Timmons — A Covid-19 Survivor Who is Grateful to be Alive

I caught Covid-19 last year. I was admitted into the hospital on April 13, 2020. In addition to Covid,
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In Memory Of Raymond Gonzalez — Remembered For His Smile, His Hugs and Kisses, and His Laughter.

My big brother and best friend, Raymond Gonzales, passed from Covid-19 on January 16, 2021. He contracted Covid after taking care of his wife who also was sick.
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The Story of Kaytrina Simmons – A Long Hauler Fighting for Her Health and Urging Her Community to Get Vaccinated

November 2021, around Thanksgiving Day I was home alone, tired. My family decided to spend the holidays alone
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In Memory of Raul (Lolo) David – A Man with the Biggest and Warmest Heart

On January 3, 2021, we received a phone call that would change our lives forever.
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The Story of Nancy Senechal – A Survivor Who Is Bravely Recovering from the Virus

Contracted Covid-19 late March and went in the hospital on the 31st, I almost lost my life and was placed on life support.
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In the Memory of Amanda Brame – A Daughter Who Spread Love, Joy, Smiles, and Hugs Wherever She Went

My precious daughter passed away from Covid-19 on February 21st. I was so worried about her when all of this started.
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In Memory of Louis Luiken – A Dad Who Had a Beautiful Baritone Voice and Loved to Sing Hymns

Our daddy, Louis Luiken, passed away from Covid-19 on November 2, 2020 at Mary Greeley hospital in Ames, Iowa.
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Survivor Stories

Together, we share our stories in hopes that others can learn from them, and that our fellow survivors can find healing in knowing that they are not alone.

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