Statistically, 1 out of every 37.5 persons per capita has tested positive for Covid-19 in Maverick County. In a community of approximately 58,722 people it’s more than likely that we each know of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Recently, a community member who is 40 years old opened up about how he and his wife were diagnosed positive for the Covid-19 Virus and the struggle it’s been to survive what has been one of the most difficult situations they have gone through.
“This is real! It’s no joke, ”said the man. “It’s been so hard on us. It drains you and is physically and mentally exhausting. I honestly thought we weren’t going to get through it. ”
“The first week after our diagnosis was something so unfathomable. We were in so much pain, not being able to eat, sleep, and so many other issues going on was physically and emotionally draining, ”added the young man. “I’m 40 years old and going through it was more than rough. I thank God we were able to overcome this. I honestly don’t know how anyone of an older age, children, or immune compromised can actually go through this. ”
The young man added that he and his wife are waiting on being deemed recovered but how he worries about his family, loved ones and community residents.
“I worry, because I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through what we want through. It’s more than terrible,” added the man.
“I do know that I will do everything required to protect myself and others. I urge you to wear a mask, wash your hands, follow all guidelines including social distancing measures, ”said the resident.” I do not wish this on anybody because it’s something that could have ended our lives. Sadly, there have been many people in our community that have not recovered and have died from this Virus that for my family and myself have given us a second chance. ”
“To the residents of the community I ask and plead with you, don’t take that chance and protect yourself and others,” concluded the young man.