Immigrant Mother And Family Suffer With COVID-19 As Teacher Cares For Their Healthy Newborn

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - JUNE 25: Zully smiles with her sons Neysel, 10 weeks, and Junior, 7, on June 25, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. She, Junior and his father Marvin survived Coronavirus in April but recovered and are now adjusting to life post-Covid. On April 1 Zully, then almost 8 months pregnant, was hospitalized for Covid-19 at Stamford Hospital, where she was intubated and given an emergency C-section. Baby Neysel was born healthy but could not join Marvin and Junior, as they were both Covid-positive and quarantined at home. After more than three weeks in a coma at the hospital ICU, Zully responded to experimental antibody blood plasma transfusions and was able to return home. The newborn stayed for six weeks in the care of Luciana Lira, Junior's K-5 Bilingual /ESL instructor, until the family recovered and tested Covid-negative. A GoFundMe campaign raised $53,832 for the Guatemalan immigrant family, who has also been assisted by the Stamford non-profit Building One Community. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Immigrant Mother And Family Suffer With COVID-19 As Teacher Cares For Their Healthy Newborn