My Story (Story #945)

This is the story about how my family and I have been affected by covid-19. On July 15, 2020 my wife Carmen Rodriguez, and I Roberto Martinez became sick. We were having high fever, muscular pain, loss of appetite and sense of smell. My wife was getting worst, I had to take her to the emergency room. On July 21, 2020. The doctors diagnosed pneumonia in her left lung and lack of oxygen. The doctors started a treatment on her. Since we do not have any type of health insurance we are drowning in debt. I have been using my savings to cover some of those medical bills. Since I stopped working due to the virus. I haven’t been able to work for 8 weeks, waiting for my wife to get better. I’ve been taking care of my kids. (14, 7 years old). This situation has been very painful, the recovery very slow, but we are positive that things are going to get better and we will be able to go back to work. For now, we need help paying some of our bills. While we can overcome this hardship. Thank you!

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: September 15, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Friends and family, Government, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: 31-40
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, My health, and Paying the bills

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