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Sorry Venting....

Sunday, April 19, 2020

We just came back from the store. Because we live in MAssachusetts, Central MA at that, our stores are generally full. So we have ONLY gone out, today being the third time, when it is absolutely necessary. As we walked about quickly picking up the essential food items we needed, We made SURE we had a mask, covered with a scarf, gloves, and we wore a jacket that went below our hip line.

I, we, are basically people watchers, not to be critical, but as we saw so many people without a mask, gloves, any form of protection, I was in total shock. First of all, our state has asked to use a mask and gloves at all times. So WHY, would you put yourself in danger, and others?

I can honestly say that my cousin, only 56 years old, is currently fighting for her life in Boston. She was feeling ill, so her husband brought her to the nearby hospital, which is one of two large medical facilities. After approximately a few days of care, she was expected to be sent home to self quarantine and manage her care. During the night, she suffered a MASSIVE STROKE, and was air lifted to Boston. She underwent Brain Surgery, and was placed in an induced coma. After a lot of discussion with her husband, her two grown children, one in college, and the other ready to start college, they decided to take her OFF the ventilator and other means of aid.

Well I believe from the bottom of my heart in miracles, as I have said before, I have a great deal of FAITH and TRUST in GOD! As of today, day 6, she is still in the coma and breathing on her own. There is brain activity, and her organs appear to be working properly. Believe, yes!!!!!!

Knowing all the above, I still keep shaking my head, as why someone would place themselves in harms way, with NO PROTECTION, do they have more Faith than I? Well, I feel God does protect us, HE will guide us through this, but HE also gave us "Free Will" and hopefully "Common Sense." That said, I would hope others would think....."I AM WEARING THIS MASK and GLOVES to PROTECT YOU, and I am HOPING YOU WOULD WEAR THE SAME TO PROTECT ME!"

Stay Safe, stay healthy my SPARKFRIENDS!

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    I read this several days after you post---and am sorry to hear the news on your cousin. I do hope she recovers-fully and speedy too. I have to say I am having a bit of 'cabin fever' but have not gone out in days!
    214 days ago
    Staying safe and being careful are very important these days. Sending prayers for your cousin emoticon
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    219 days ago
    Prayers for your cousin. Keep the faith. It was a beautiful spring day in Wisconsin on Sunday. I ran into the grocery store (wearing my mask and gloves) to get some necessities. I saw many people without masks and wondered why they weren't taking this serious. I wondered if the beautiful weather made them think "all is fine now." We need to do these things to stop the spread.
    219 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2020 11:46:14 AM
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    Prayers for your cousin. You are correct the mask and 🧤 are to protect each other and ourselves
    219 days ago
    THAT is exactly it . . . . the mask and gloves are for everyone's protection.

    My prayers for your cousin. AND her family. It is unconscionable that people are so careless with their lives and those aroud them not taking precautions.

    220 days ago
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