Quarantine: Hospitalized
By Mark Heintz
Apr 6, 2020


Day 146 of student voice

Student voice provided by Emyly


It has been two days since I last wrote and my dad’s friend is now in the hospital because of corona. I have never seen my dad this upset. Seeing him like that made me sad. I was actually shocked to hear he was in the hospital.

He’s a healthy man in his thirties with two young children. His wife called my parents crying. I mean who knows if they’re gonna see him again. I even shed a tear.

He’s a great guy, he’s like a mentor to me. He taught me a lot about my faith and is like my dad’s brother. He did smoke but not often which I feel like was definitely a factor in how he was affected.

Many of the kids in our school also smoke but think it’s fine because it’s a vape. No it’s not it’s worse. Kids at our school who smoke probably have the same lungs as an adult person who smokes because of how young they are and how often they smoke. If any of them get this disease they’re gonna have a hard time. I still find it hard to believe that people are going out because they’re bored or simply because they want to. Please stop going out. Soon it’s going to be you or a loved one going to the hospital because of your decisions.

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