Married for 60 years, separated by coronavirus
Heart-breaking! Gene Campbell (89 years old) and Dorothy (88 years old) have been married for 60 years and have never been separated. But for two days, the pensioner from Kirkland, Washington, was quarantined in a medical center, after being diagnosed with the deadly virus. Every day, the old woman comes to see the love of her life, because it may be the last time.
Hunchbacked, with tears in her eyes and emotion in her throat, Dorothy Campbell came to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington to see the man who had been her shadow for 60 years. A young man comes to grab her arm and guide her to the window behind which she waits impatiently, "like a candle in a cuckoo's nest," Gene Campbell, her husband.
The old woman looks up from the ground and recognizes Charlie Campbell, her only son. He tries to smile at her, but a stream of tears floods his wrinkled cheeks. The man was diagnosed with COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 after staff at the Kirkland nursing home where he was unable to isolate the retirees well enough from the deadly microbe, in front of which they are safe victims. In vain the federal authorities have launched an investigation and want to find out the culprits of the contamination of the elderly.
For Gene and Dorothy, time is running out and every moment can be the last for them. The Kirkland Asylum has become the epicenter of coronavirus in the United States with 6 deaths out of a total of 14 recorded nationwide. Most elderly people at the medical center suffer from chronic diseases and are safe victims of coronavirus contamination. Gene puts her trembling hand on the phone and calls Dorothy. He tells her that he loves her and that she feels good. He makes a discreet sign to Charlie and the boy understands that his father has just told him with his eyes that he doesn't think he will live long and that Dorothy will need all his care. They will never touch each other again because Gene doesn't want to make his wife sick. He resigned because he knew she was safe.
No one gave him any chance of survival, but he defeated death after a 92-day battle! The story of Bromyard's 56-year-old Briton Steve White, who fell ill with COVID-19 in March, impressed the entire planet.
Steve White had been ill with COVID-19 for 92 days, doctors gave him a 1% chance of survival, and now he was discharged and returned home. Steve White, 56, the father of two children, has returned to his home in Bromyard, Herefordshire, after being connected to the assisted breathing apparatus for days.
On March 19, Steve White arrived at Hereford Hospital in a rather serious condition. Gradually, his body gave way and he ended up in the Intensive Care Unit. He went into a coma and was kept alive only by machines. His family began to prepare for the funeral and waited overnight for the doctors to give him the fatal news.
But on Thursday, June 18, Steve White was discharged. On the same day, doctors named him a national superhero because he fought the deadliest virus for the longest time, killing more than 42,600 people in the United Kingdom.
His stepdaughter, Lorna Townsend, 38, called the ambulance on March 19 and told the Daily Mail that at the time, COVID-19 patients spent an average of only eight days in hospital. In mid-April, the nightmare began and the family was called to the hospital almost daily to say goodbye to Steve, whose condition deteriorated overnight.
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Three hundred-year-old survivors of COVID-19 reveal the secrets of their longevity. They defeated the killer virus, even though no one gave them a chance! Three Americans over the age of 100 cured by COVID-19 reveal how they survived.
They lived during the two World Wars, faced other pandemics and endured the Great Depression of 1929-1933, without giving up. Even the killer virus COVID-19 could not defeat three Americans whose stories amaze the whole world. The optimism and fighting spirit of old women Rose Leigh-Manuell, Lilian Menendez and Jennie Stejna miraculously healed them after they became infected with the new coronavirus, which took 110,000 lives in the United States.
Rose Leigh-Manuell, 101, of West Sayville, New York, says she managed to beat the coronavirus because God always takes care of it. She was born during the Spanish flu epidemic and lived a long time because she is optimistic, says her son, Gary Leigh-Manuell, 63. Rose, who has 3 children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, is guided by the words: "This is over". He doesn't put anything in his heart when he's in trouble. In April, he battled the coronavirus for two weeks. Although she was seriously ill, she did not go to Intensive Care. Rose lost her husband 50 years ago, but she never gave in to despair. She says the secret to disease resistance is that she has always been "a very sociable person." She worked as a firefighter dispatcher and then at a fish market until he retired at the age of 70.
Lilian Menendez of South Huntington, New York, who defeated the COVID-19 virus at the venerable age of 104, says it owes its longevity to her good genes. Her mother did not have white hair even at the age of 98. She taught her to always be strong. In order to maintain her health, Lilian has been very careful with her diet all her life. She ate more rice and beans, vegetables of all kinds, fruits during the week, and meat only on Saturdays and Sundays. After defeating the coronavirus in April, he feels very well: "I'm strong as a bull."
Jennie Stejna, who lives in Easton, Massachusetts, is also a stunning 103-year-old survivor. In May, when she became infected with the COVID-19 virus, her nephew, Dave Stejna, was convinced he would die. But he recovered after a few weeks and celebrated the event with a cold beer. Her grandson says the secret of her longevity is that she has always been very active, working all the time in her vegetable garden. She was always calm, she never got angry, no matter the difficult situations she went through. She always had good relations with absolutely everyone.
This period of isolation you spend with your partner should be like a moment of respite, in which you enjoy each other more.
Even if we miss the active lifestyle we had before, the romantic meetings, the dinners at the restaurant or the surprises our partner prepared, this does not mean that we are no longer part of them in isolation, but rather you and he must adapt to the situation and continue to be romantic with each other.
Despite the fact that it is a crisis and extremely overwhelming, think that being with your partner can help you find your balance and have a much better emotional state.
Here are our recommendations that you can put into practice in isolation with your partner:
1. Cook together
If before you and your partner did not have time to cook, you did not like or used to order food, now you have the opportunity to experience it. Whether you are trying new recipes or prefer to cook some of your favorite foods, think about it as an opportunity to learn new things from one another. Besides, what can be more romantic than a dinner prepared by your partner?
We must admit that karaoke sessions are extremely fun. In this case, what would it be like if you challenged your partner to karaoke? It is an activity that can get you out of the comfort zone and will give you an instant well-being. In addition, from a psychological point of view, it can improve your communication and make you express your emotions much better.
3. Make a puzzle
You may not expect to recommend making a puzzle with your boyfriend, but here it may be an option that you can consider. It is an activity that keeps your mind busy, can relieve stress and, in addition, with a bottle of wine, is the ideal recipe for a perfect evening.
During this period, we are all looking for different ways to manifest our creativity, and painting can be one of them. It is an excellent way to curb your emotions, and if you are not inspired, well, it can come from movies, serials, books, music or even from those around you.
Almost everyone recommends that, in isolation, we relax and do those things that we have postponed. Well, what if you and your partner turned your house into a spa? And do not think that it is very difficult, you need some candles, face masks, skin care products that have a special smell and, let's not forget, extremely comfortable clothes.
6. Try yoga
Yoga is one of the ways that frees us from negative thoughts and helps us to have a balance between mind, body and soul. One of the main actions that yoga has is to reduce stress because it combines both meditation and deep breathing exercises. And if neither you nor your partner have tried so far, well, you can find a lot of examples of yoga exercises for couples.
7. Play board games
If you and your boyfriend were used to board games, then you shouldn't abandon them in isolation. It is an opportunity to give up the Netflix series and believe us, you will not regret it because you will certainly have a lot of fun. Moreover, there is now the possibility to play online with other friends,