Three weeks ago my grandmother went out for some fresh air. Little did we know that those few minutes of being outside would be the end of her. A few days after going out for a walk my grandmother had developed a severe fever. On March 16, my dad had taken her to the hospital where they ran several tests including the one for the coronavirus. They brought her home where she had to isolate herself from the rest of us. Over the next couple of days she started to lose her appetite, had trouble breathing and was not talking to anyone. Deep down we all feared the same thing. On Sunday, March 22, my father had just come home from her house when my aunt had called saying that she was having cold sweats. She was taken to the hospital and the next thing we knew she was brain dead, put onto a ventilator and was gone by the following morning.
It all happened so fast. I don't think any of us had expected these past several weeks to go by like this. It is heartbreaking to see the increase in casualties everyday. You know no one really ever expects this kind of thing to happen to anyone and once it does it really hits you hard. I know we are all scared, but we must be strong. I know we all wanna go outside and enjoy the nice weather but trust me don't. Don't risk it. We all have to do our part by staying inside. I have faith and I have hope that we are going to get through this, together. Stay safe everyone.
Noor Mohammad (Class of 2020)