by 02kar Moderator 10d ago

Rob and I can always find someone who is in a tough spot. We met a couple who has been living in their truck camper on an extended trip vising friends and family. They have been in our state for over 2 weeks and are symptom free. The transmission on their truck melted down a week ago and they have been living in their camper which is now off the truck and stabilized on the pavement. That's about 100 sf of living space located in the parking lot of the place where the truck is being fixed. They have no other vehicle but their 2 bicycles. So we have been going over every few days to supply them with drinking water, a black water tote (to empty the contents of the tank that stores the toilet water) and any food they need. I realize that I have nothing to worry about or complain about when I think about it. And they keep telling us they are very blessed because the workers where they are stranded have been so good to them during this time. And now I thin we all have a feel good story about people helping others. Want to share your story?

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by airyfairy 9d ago

Such a wonderful heart warming story. Thank you Karen for your kindness. Thinking of all the Cuties around the world. Take care of yourselves and keep washing those hands.

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by dlonnahawkins 9d ago

Karen, what a beautiful story, and so good to hear of people like you and others. My family has felt the results of this virus...My DD who is a critical care reparatory therapist has been diagnosed with covid-19. She is a health care giver at the VA. Once their very first suspected case came into the hospital she called to tell me that she was distancing herself from us, her parents, but would be checking on us, and to make sure we had what we needed. Pleaded with us not to go out, to stay at home. I have not seen her at all other than to wave at her when she drove by for nearly 4 weeks. Well, she tested positive on Saturday, while at work, and was sent home to await her results. She got her results on Tuesday, and was not really showing symptoms. She and husband are in quarantine. She told the Health Department that all she really had was a killer headache for a couple days, and a light cough. She has not run a fever at all. Well, she took a turn yesterday, and this thing is getting worse. I live only a few houses from her, and begged her to let me do something for her. She is complaining about the fatigue associated with this. She has talked to her pulmonologist today, and they sent her a Rx for inhalers. They feel she is going into covid-19 pneumonia. This is my oldest daughter and 18 years ago she lost a portion of a lung to cancer. She has 2 great sons, a beautiful granddaughter, and a brand new baby grandson...born 3 1/2 weeks early, that she has never seen. She fought the previous illness....she is strong, and she can fight this.
Please keep her in your prayers, as we are praying that all stay healthy and can survive this. Prayers and blessings to you all.

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toogie by toogie 9d ago

Donna you and your family are in my prayers. I respect all the health care workers that have put their lives at risk to help mankind worldwide. Oshners in NewOrleans has 60 healthcare workers testing positive and 300 workers quarantined. Most jobs don’t have these dangers. Hold to your faith. The Lord is our rock in these trouble times and we will keep praying for your daughter and all like her. In Christian love-Toogie

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by cfidl 9d ago

These stories have touched my heart. I am used to being home. so far we are OK. I did not have a good week last week, but started feeling better on Sunday. I help a couple young people in the neighborhood, as this area is fraught with mental issues. I do what I can, and sometimes that can bite back. Thankfully I do not think I was infected. Hubby has had to go inside the grocery store a couple times, they closed down the drive through pharmacy. I am grateful to the medical folks who are on the front lines. I hope exposure is limited and we get through this quickly. I helped my son get ready for a garden this year, and checked out the park which is getting revamped. Now I am hearing that beautiful sound my embroidery machine running. I am doing FSL.

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by pennifold 9d ago

Thank you to all of you who are helping in any way. We are all in this together and we will come out the other side. And I pray for all of our transport workers too who are having to transport food and services to all the supermarkets to keep people fed. Life has certainly changed and it's great to see some people being so kind to one another. As the good Lord wants us to do!!! Love thy neighbour, right? Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 9d ago

Hands and feet Karen. Hands and feet. Thank you for obeying.

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by basketkase 10d ago

This story gave me goosebumps.......wonderful to see the good in people during this stressful time! Thanks for sharing, Karen.....

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by asterixsew Moderator 10d ago

Karen what a beautiful post. My next door neighbours are looking after us brilliantly in our lock down. And my second comment is our dear older daughter is a nurse. She knows at somepoint that she will have to leave home and be self isolating leaving her husband and sons behind. All her colleagues know this will happen to them too. Their work apart from emergencies has ceased and they are waiting... and its so hard accepting that she may be away from her family for a while as they are her life. The hospital staff where ever they are in the world are amazing selfless people.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10d ago

Thank you for making me appreciate more of what I have

toogie by toogie 10d ago

We are under stay at home orders. Been here 8 days but it is needed so we are ok. Others not obeying so will make ALL of us eventually stay holed up longer. Anyway, thanks to your daughter and health workers all around the whole world. Without them none of us would survive.
I made my hubby and I one mask each. I showed my sister via text and the first thing she ask if we were sick. I said no they are to wear IF we get sick when we have to go for help. I don’t want to be coughing on Med people trying to help us! They make such sacrifices already. Tell your daughter how much she and her workers are appreciated.

jrob by jrob 9d ago

Our medical community are the soldiers in this new war. I salute them and thank them. I saw a photo of an ER physician sleeping in a tent in his families' front yard to keep from infecting them, but allowing him to talk to them through the window.

jenne by jenne 9d ago

Beautiful man. caring for his family at the cost of himself, I congratulate him.

toogie by toogie 9d ago

Very loving and also sad....

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