WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- One family in Southern California loses three of its beloved members in a span of 3 weeks.
- Valerie Levario’s father Fabian, aunt Deborah, and uncle Armando all died from COVID-19.
- Levario encourages everyone to wear masks and take COVID-19 seriously.
COVID-19 has already taken 376,000 American lives. And one family from Southern California lost its patriarch, an aunt, and an uncle in a span of 3 weeks.
First it was Valerie Levario’s father. Then her aunt. Then her uncle.
The three losses have been difficult to cope with. Levario is still reeling from the pain. It is unclear how the family got infected as her family did not gather and always wore masks.
She said, “It’s very shocking and still trying to process it, and still trying to understand why.”
Levario’s father, Fabian (nicknamed Chino), 53, had a kidney transplant 16 years ago. He belonged to the vulnerable group. He never let on that he had difficulty breathing and talking until he had to go to the hospital.
The freelance handyman who passionately loved playing music and spending time with his family succumbed to the coronavirus two weeks after he was hospitalized.
While in the middle of arranging for her father’s funeral, Deborah Padilla, Levario’s aunt, got sick with pneumonia. Levario said, “I had my grandma call 911 to take her to the hospital just in case.”
They found out from Padilla’s blood tests at the hospital that she had COVID-19 antibodies. Meaning, she was also infected with the coronavirus. She later died from complications from COVID-19.
Six days after Padilla’s death, her husband Armando, who had no underlying medical conditions, also died from COVID-19.
The Padilla couple is survived by their 8-year-old son, Armando Jr. who is now under the care of his grandmother.
Through all these, Levario urges everyone to take the virus seriously and to wear masks for protection.
She said, “People are dying from this and it’s not fair. Don’t be selfish.”
Source: New York Post