Covid-19 (Story #943)

I Carmela Herrera, have gone through a hard situation. I am 65 years old I live by myself I was in the process of moving out because I cant afford to pay the rent where I live. Unfortunately I was infected with the virus back in June. I was very sick and was hospitalized for almost 3 weeks. I was connected to the oxygen the whole time. After 3 weeks I was released. I couldn’t work, I had to stay home for another 3 weeks before I was to start working. I am behind in my bills, and need some support to pay my electric bill before they discontinue the service. I am lucky to be alive and I thank this program and other ones that are supporting the community to help those in need. Thank you.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: August 4, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Friends and family, Government, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, and Paying the bills

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