Leia Jones spoke directly in the last word, urging others to remember “long-distance” COVID-19 patients who may not be able to tolerate a pandemic.
Before Jones died on March 12, she Write her own obituaryWomen in the Charlotte area have recurred the severity of the disease, not only in the elderly, but also in young adults like themselves, just “33 and a half years old.”
“Unfortunately, someone like me may survive the aftermath and may not survive. Hopefully I’m in the minority of those numbers,” she writes. She continued to educate people about the virus and begged, “Pray for a’long-distance carrier’and help.”
Her obituary was shared on Wednesday Widely read “Faces of COVID” A Twitter account that amplifies the stories of people all over the country who died of illness.
Account creator Alex Goldstein wrote that he was scrutinizing news articles, obituaries, and other online memories early in the morning or late at night in the Atlantic Ocean in December. He said Americans are responsible for recognizing dead people and keeping individuals from getting lost in statistics.
“Try Witness the loss of this person From the earth, “he wrote. “I’m trying to find something unique to lift in each post, hoping that just reading a few words in the tweet will help people recognize their loved ones in mourning.”
The woman wrote her obituary
Jones’ last post deviated from typical death notices in many respects, including her conversational and sometimes easy-going approach to family, friends, and the general public.
Jones loved cooking, as she described herself, and counted baking bread in her specialty. She was a caregiver who was attentive to her loved ones, especially her mother. She took great care of her children and animals and raised her kittens well.
She said their pursuit was guided by the faith and qualities she saw for herself. It includes compassion, generosity, determination (or stubbornness depending on who asked).
“If we met in this life, we hoped that our encounter would leave you a lasting snapshot of your determined, sometimes complex, real friends. What you say What you can do, “she wrote. “But if we didn’t meet, it was my loss and I’m sorry. I believed that everyone, good or bad, would add maturity to my life.”
Her message echoed not only to her friends, but also to strangers in Minnesota, Alabama, Texas, and other states that expressed their condolences after reading the obituary online.
“I could only dream of seeing you,” wrote one. “Through your obituary, I got a glimpse of your life. You had a very beautiful soul.”
“Long distance” COVID-19
Scientists are learning more about patients who experience long-term symptoms, often referred to as “long-haul carriers,” after COVID-19. Symptoms can last from weeks to months and include confusion, poor concentration, headache, chest pain, dyspnea, depression, and anxiety.
Experts don’t know why some people recover quickly Others have a protracted and sometimes debilitating effectAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a briefing with Charlotte’s press reporter in March, Dr. Megan Donnelly of Novant Health said some early studies have shown. 1 in 10 diagnosed With COVID-19, symptoms that last for more than a year can occur.
“Like COVID itself, it doesn’t discriminate,” she said. “We see young patients with long-term COVID who are otherwise healthy. Interestingly, many suffer from mild to moderate illness rather than moderate to severe illness. Patients are experiencing long-term COVID symptoms. “
In sharing her last message, Jones’ family begged others to take the illness seriously. When they got together to celebrate her life, they asked people to follow health precautions, including not hugging. Observers were unable to ask Jones’ family for an interview this week.