Amid the coronavirus pandemic, heartbreaking news has emerged of a dedicated husband, who has died just 3 weeks after his beloved wife.
His daughter recalled her final conversation with her dad, and it's utterly heartbreaking...
Heartwrenching news has emerged of a Flordia couple.
via: Getty ImagesTheir story has left the internet both touched and heartbroken.
Many wouldn't believe that we're still living through a global pandemic...
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The Black Lives Matter movement has been dominating headlines over the last few weeks...
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But it seems that many people have forgotten that a global pandemic has seized the entire world...
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There are currently over 5 million actives cases of the virus here in America.
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Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...
Grow the hell up. Wear a mask. Look out for each other. It's not all about you. https://t.co/KLcrfkwXrJ— Elizabeth Hackett (@Elizabeth Hackett)1591910999.0
This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...
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In many parts of the world, it is now mandatory to wear a form of facial covering in public...
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But regardless of this...
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It just seems that many of us aren't learning...
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Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...
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In Florida , the most heartbreaking story has emerged.
via: GettyA dedicated husband has passed away just 3 weeks after this wife.
His wife, JoAnn Reck, contracted coronavirus and had been taken to Florida’s Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center to be treated.Here, she received one final visit from her beloved husband, after he insisted he be allowed to see her to say goodbye.
Contracting the virus from his wife was a risk he was willing to take.The couple had previously been hailed as the "Romeo and Juliet" of their nursing home, after being forced to have socially distant visits due to the pandemic.
Due to JoAnn’s dementia, she couldn't fully understand why Sam couldn't spend as much time with her."I think they had gone through so much emotional stress the prior three months because they couldn’t see each other, really, they couldn’t touch each other," Sam's daughter Holly explained.
She continued:"Even though they were able to see each other from the balcony, it wasn’t the same. My father would go every day and spend eight hours or more with her, and then COVID happened. I think it really took an emotional toll on both of them."
All Sam cared about was getting to say goodbye to his wife of thirty years in the flesh.
via: Youtube/ ABC NewsJoAnn's family decided to move her into palliative care, instead of putting her on a ventilator, where she passed away.
via: Youtube/ ABC NewsJust a 3 weeks after JoAnn passed away, Sam also died.
The family believes he picked up the virus from his wife.
via: Youtube/ ABC NewsBut even after testing positive, Sam had no regrets. “After Sam tested positive for COVID, I asked him if he regretted his visit to the hospital," Scott, JoAnn's son from her first marriage, wrote in a Facebook post. “Without pause he replied, ‘Not one second.’ He said no matter what happens, he was very happy he had the opportunity to say goodbye and hold her hand one more time."
Sam's daughter, Holly, recalled her final conversation with her dad.
via: Youtube/ ABC News"He told me he had lived a good life. He never expected to live to ninety, and the most important thing to him was that he had taken care of his family."
via: Youtube / ABC News"He let me know how much he loved all of us and I let him know how much I loved him and how much I appreciated everything he had done for me as a father through the years." Rest in peace, JoAnn and Sam.