July 03, 2020
Another sad loss to the COVID-19 pandemic was recorded after AnaLise Long, a mother of 9-year-old triplets, died from complications resulting from the virus.
The world continues to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, and while it is gradually getting to terms with how to confront and manage the disease, many lives have also been lost.
Many families have lost their loved ones to the disease, while many more live in fear of contracting the deadly sickness. The family of AnaLise Long, a 47-year-old mother of triplets, is in a state of mourning after she died as a result of the virus.
Long tested positive to COVID-19 at the end of April following her admission to the hospital after she fainted. Being a patient of diabetes, and a spinal meningitis survivor, Long was among tho people more at risk of the virus.
Healthcare workers transport a patient on a stretcher into an ambulance on February 29, 2020 in Kirkland, Washington. | Photo:Getty Images
However, being a fighter, the 47-year-old battled the virus, managing to get off the ventilator earlier than most people predicted. From there, she was moved to a rehabilitation hospital where she learned to walk again.
The joy that Long's family members may have had at her quick recovery was short-lived after her liver and kidneys failed. Her brother, Zak Cernoch, said she fought bravely for as much as she could.
Five days after the page's creation, the family has received well over $34,000.
However, the impact the virus had on her body and her underlying health conditions left her in a position where recovering fully would have been a tough ask.
Long was put back on a ventilator, and on June 25, her triplets, Kate, Zoey, and Molly, along with her husband, Donald, said their final goodbyes to their beloved mother and wife, respectively.
The girls would have to learn to live on without their mom, which is the same story many families affected by the pandemic have to share, making it untenable that everyone should practice preventive measures against the virus.
Medical personnel secure a sample from a person at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station on March 12, 2020. | Photo :Getty Images
Meanwhile, following AnaLise Long's death, a GoFundMe page was created to help her family settle the huge medical bills they incurred during her treatment, as well as providing future assistance for the deceased's triplets.
Five days after the page's creation, the family has received well over $34,000, with many people touched by Long's story, and the accomplishments she made as a mother and a work colleague.