The Most Unselfish Thing You Can Do Is Wear a Mask

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My aunt was one of the thousands of Americans who's body couldn't fight COVID-19.  It all happened really fast, at first she just needed some breathing assistance with a BiPAP machine. Then before we realized it her health plummeted. My beloved cousins weren't able to be there with their mother as she took her last breath. My heart breaks for them.

Our whole family is mourning the loss of a beautiful soul. My siblings and I have struggled to come to terms that our sweet Hope is gone. Esperanza translated into English means hope, and the name fits her perfectly. When my mother was fighting cancer my aunt dropped everything and moved to Turlock to be with my mother. I will forever remember the sound of them laughing at the dinner table. Their bond was unbreakable. My aunt moved her whole life to bring hope to my mother and most importantly to be her sidekick in everything. I’d like to think my mother and her are laughing around a dinner table now. No more pain, they’re together again.

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