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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.

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Noemi Garcia

In Memory of Noemi Garcia, a Daughter’s Tragedy of Losing Her Mother to COVID

My mother was admitted to Carroll hospital with covid-19 and was under Hospise care and later passed away in 10/4/2020.
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Sylvia and Michael Koire

In Memory of Sylvia and Michael Koire, a Couple Whose Love Lasted Until the Very End

My beautiful mother, Sylvia Koire, and my sweet step-father, Michael Koire, died 3 days apart in August 2020. They tested on Friday, he went to the..
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In Memory of Refugio Patino Jr, a Loving Husband Missed Dearly by His Wife

We both caught COVID on July 4 2020…my husband went to Er only after he was having trouble breathing…
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In Memory of Gerald William Ewing, a Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather Missed Terribly by His Family

My husband went to the hospital on Thursday. October 22,2020. I was not allowed to see him…
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The Story of Michael Springer, a Man Continuing to Fight Long Covid

Hello my name is Michael Springer I have been going through rehabilitation and therapy test after test from recovering from Covid since June 3..
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In Memory of Judith G. Colbs, a Fierce Activist and Passionate Mother Taken by Covid

My mother died from COVID-19 at age 89. She had been living in an assisted living facility in Georgia. She was struggling with some cognitive decline, but was mostly physically healthy prior to contracting COVID-19.
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In Memory of Annette M. Lo Strappo, a Wife Missed Dearly by Her Husband

A coworker came in with covid, and my wife caught covid and passed away.
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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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Robert Bruce Weikert

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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Alicia Roxanne James

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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