2020 has been a tough year so far. And it’s far from over. There are now over 33.6 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide and we’ve passed a grim and sobering milestone: there have been more than 1 million coronavirus-related deaths. However, there’s still hope.

More than 23.4 million people have been confirmed to have recovered. Which is great news. Though weary and exhausted, coronavirus survivors are heading back home to their families and are trying to get on with their lives. Bored Panda has collected some of the most inspiring photos of these brave Covid-19 survivors. The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that the million coronavirus deaths were mind-numbing. “We must never lose sight of each and every individual life. They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends, and colleagues. The pain has been multiplied by the savageness of this disease,” Guterres said in a video message.

Bored Panda reached out to redditor Justcallmeseech whose dad, a former US Marine, fully recovered after battling Covid-19 for a month. "My dad is feeling back to normal! I felt so relieved and thankful to see that my dad has fully recovered. He was out of work for a month. He originally thought it was the flu but the way he endured it, it felt a lot worse than the regular flu," the redditor, who is in the military himself, revealed. Read on for our full interview with Justcallmeseech to learn about his dad's symptoms and what coronavirus-deniers should know.

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Joy Andrews, The Ultimate Survivor: Before Covid, She Survived A Plane Crash In Libya, A Nazi Assassination Attempt And Breast Cancer

Joy Andrews, The Ultimate Survivor: Before Covid, She Survived A Plane Crash In Libya, A Nazi Assassination Attempt And Breast Cancer

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Her guardian angel must be working full time

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My Dad Is The Strongest Human I Know. Back To 12hr Days In ICU A Week After His Recovery From Covid

My Dad Is The Strongest Human I Know. Back To 12hr Days In ICU A Week After His Recovery From Covid

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

Superstar

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This 103-Year-Old Lady Just Beat Covid-19 And Celebrated Her Victory With A Bud Light

This 103-Year-Old Lady Just Beat Covid-19 And Celebrated Her Victory With A Bud Light

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Good on her! Shes a lucky woman.

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"The first symptom he felt was that he got chills at work. He worked as a corrections officer at the time doing desk duties. As the days passed by, more symptoms started popping up. Loss of appetite, body/muscle aches, headaches, sweating in his sleep, and topping it off with a 102°F fever," Justcallmeseech said.

He videochatted with his dad via WhatsApp and he looked rough, tired, and miserable, despite trying to get rest. "He told me it was probably the flu which he actually gets every other year for some reason. He got tested at the doctor's office and waited for the results, until a few days later he was notified that he tested positive. He was ordered to stay homebound."

Justcallmeseech's dad lives by himself, so the redditor's sister brought him goods to his door regularly. "A week after he got tested, he gradually started to feel better. I was stationed in Montana (military) at the time and checked up on him every few days. There was little I could do since I was stationed 2,000 miles away. I was really worried about him and I notified my chain of command that my dad was tested positive," he said.

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A 101-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident That Survived Both The Coronavirus And The Spanish Flu

A 101-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident That Survived Both The Coronavirus And The Spanish Flu

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

Amazing lady.

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What Mike Schultz Looked Like After Battling Covid-19 For 6 Weeks In The Hospital

What Mike Schultz Looked Like After Battling Covid-19 For 6 Weeks In The Hospital

I wanted to show everyone how badly being sedated for 6 weeks on a ventilator or intubated can be. Amongst other things, Covid-19 reduced my lung capacity with pneumonia. Over 8 weeks I’ve been away from family and friends, getting stronger every day and working to increase my lung capacity. I’ll get back to where I was in healthier ways this time…. Maybe even do cardio.

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Jane S.
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1 month ago

Those pictures make you wonder if he would have survived at all if he haven't had that body mass to draw from in the first place while he was ill.

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Cora Is 6 Months Old Now. And She Beat Covid-19! Super Baby

Cora Is 6 Months Old Now. And She Beat Covid-19! Super Baby

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Bubbs Art
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1 month ago

Happy six months Cora ^_^

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According to Justcallmeseech, he wouldn't want any coronavirus deniers or any of their loved ones to get ill with the coronavirus. "It's tough watching your loved ones [fall ill], especially someone that served in the Marines for 8 years and did 23 years of being a Corrections Officer. This could happen to anyone if you're not being careful. Just because you don't know anyone that has it, doesn't mean it isn't there," the redditor pointed out.

Justcallmeseech revealed to Bored Panda that he has family in the NYC area and they were greatly affected by the pandemic: they were stuck at home for what felt "like forever" and were only allowed outside for limited amounts of time. "Thankfully, none of them gotten the coronavirus," the redditor shared.

"My uncle, who lives in Queens, told me what it was like being in the epicenter of the epidemic. He lived not too far from Elmhurst hospital, which was bringing in patients like crazy and bodies were slowly piling up. He said it was hard not being in tears seeing how these chain of events were unfolding in his neighborhood. There even was a refrigerated truck with a trailer to keep deceased bodies because the hospital couldn't hold them. He was working from his home office for quite a while afterwards," Justcallmeseech shared the harrowing things his uncle saw.

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Oldest Man To Recover From Covid-19 At 104 Years Old

Oldest Man To Recover From Covid-19 At 104 Years Old

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Colin L
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1 month ago

What a journey!

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#8

My Dad Finally Out Of The Hospital Recovering From Covid-19

My Dad Finally Out Of The Hospital Recovering From Covid-19

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Your Local Lizard
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1 month ago

:D Yaaaay!

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#9

Bryan Cranston Donating His Plasma To Help Others After Recovering From Covid-19

Bryan Cranston Donating His Plasma To Help Others After Recovering From Covid-19

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Davor Jelacic
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1 month ago

Legend

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The World Health Organization warns that the Covid-19 death toll could reach 2 million before a vaccine is available globally.

Currently, there are multiple efforts to create vaccines for the novel coronavirus that has spread to 188 countries. The WHO predicts that widespread vaccinations shouldn’t be expected before Summer, 2021.

The coronavirus affects people differently. While the majority of individuals report either no symptoms at all or very mild ones, others find it to be a life-changing battle for their lives.

#10

16-Day-Old Baby Kobe Survived Covid-19

16-Day-Old Baby Kobe Survived Covid-19

16-day-old baby Kobe, who survived COVID-19 after 11 days of confinement, was received by his father at the lobby of the National Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, April 28.

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

Those poor parents. I bet they couldn’t be with their newborn. It’s heartbreaking.

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My Grandma Being Sent Home After Surviving Covid-19. She's 85

My Grandma Being Sent Home After Surviving Covid-19. She's 85

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

Something to celebrate :D

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#12

After 11 Hospital Days And Losing 12 Kg, My 78 Year Old Dad Is Home And Recovered From Covid In Madrid

After 11 Hospital Days And Losing 12 Kg, My 78 Year Old Dad Is Home And Recovered From Covid In Madrid

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Gail Cloutier
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1 month ago

He looks good for someone who had covid.

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For a minority of patients, their battle with the coronavirus seems unending. They’re victims of so-called ‘Chronic Covid’ (aka ‘Long Covid’) and feel the symptoms of the coronavirus for weeks and sometimes for months on end. Strangely enough, some of these people lived very healthy and active lifestyles before falling ill.

The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. However, other possible symptoms include sore throat, headache, the loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and aches and pains. Some patients report much more serious symptoms like having difficulty breathing, chest pains, and even loss of speech or movement.

#13

"As Coronavirus Put Me In A Coma, I Thought I’d Never See My Family Again"

"As Coronavirus Put Me In A Coma, I Thought I’d Never See My Family Again"

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonderful! Here's the story: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/blog/nurse-ola-coronavirus-coma

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#14

Hero

Hero

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

What a wonderful photo!

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#15

James Simpson Was One Of The First Patients To Recover From Covid-19 At MLKCH. But His Path Wasn't Easy

James Simpson Was One Of The First Patients To Recover From Covid-19 At MLKCH. But His Path Wasn't Easy

James had been a patient in the ICU at MLKCH for more than two weeks. His critical care specialist Dr. Jason Prasso wasn’t sure if he would wake up from his medically induced coma. But then, after extraordinary care, James turned a corner. His first words to nurses: “You saved my life.”

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s a survivor!

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Jefferson Riascos (Center) Is Embraced By Diana Paola Angola (Left) Who Recovered From Covid-19, After Asking Her To Marry Him At The Versalles Clinic In Cali, Colombia

Jefferson Riascos (Center) Is Embraced By Diana Paola Angola (Left) Who Recovered From Covid-19, After Asking Her To Marry Him At The Versalles Clinic In Cali, Colombia

The baby of the couple was delivered while Angola was under induced coma at the intensive care unit.

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Jeff
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaaaaawwwwww! :)

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#17

Recovering From Covid At Home After 83 Days In The Hospital

Recovering From Covid At Home After 83 Days In The Hospital

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

83 DAYS?! Wow!

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#18

The First Recovered Covid-19 Patient In The Province Of Modena (Italy). She’s A 95 Year Old Grandmother

The First Recovered Covid-19 Patient In The Province Of Modena (Italy). She’s A 95 Year Old Grandmother

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

We are getting a lot of tough old people!

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A 102-Year-Old Woman Has Recovered From Coronavirus After Spending More Than 20 Days In Hospital

A 102-Year-Old Woman Has Recovered From Coronavirus After Spending More Than 20 Days In Hospital

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Olive
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a beautiful cake!

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#20

100-Yo Stanislaw Bigos From Poland, Former Partisan & Firefighter, Goes Home After Beating Covid-19

100-Yo Stanislaw Bigos From Poland, Former Partisan & Firefighter, Goes Home After Beating Covid-19

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Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Wszystkiego dobrego, Panie Stanisławie!

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#21

My Dad Just Made It Home From The Hospital. I Am So Happy I Had To Share

My Dad Just Made It Home From The Hospital. I Am So Happy I Had To Share

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Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

Welcome home!

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#22

My 92 Year-Old Grandfather Plus My Aunt, Uncle And Cousin Have All Recovered From Covid-19

My 92 Year-Old Grandfather Plus My Aunt, Uncle And Cousin Have All Recovered From Covid-19

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Amy Grant
Community Member
1 month ago

maybe praise the doctors?

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#23

Three Patients That Recovered From The Virus At The Nursing Home. The Staff Have Been Working Under Tremendous Stress And These Stories Are A Testiment Thier Efforts

Three Patients That Recovered From The Virus At The Nursing Home. The Staff Have Been Working Under Tremendous Stress And These Stories Are A Testiment Thier Efforts

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Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

Great health care for strong people!

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#24

7 Year Old Girl In Nepal Who Got Discharged After Beating Covid-19

7 Year Old Girl In Nepal Who Got Discharged After Beating Covid-19

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tangy chip
Community Member
1 month ago

yay!

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#25

103 Years Old Lady Fully Recovers From Covid-19 After Being Hospitalized For A Week At Persian City Of Semnan. Her Paper Reads, "I Defeated Coronavirus"

103 Years Old Lady Fully Recovers From Covid-19 After Being Hospitalized For A Week At Persian City Of Semnan. Her Paper Reads, "I Defeated Coronavirus"

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JLaw
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish this lady well.

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#26

I Survived Covid-19

I Survived Covid-19

I was shocked to have gone through this process because I’m fairly educated on this topic, meaning I took it very seriously. I haven’t eaten at a restaurant since March, declined invitations to outings, haven’t traveled, distanced myself from loved ones, haven’t seen my friends since March, wore a mask at all times, disinfected my items, & took care of my body. Yet, here I was laying in a hospital bed ALONE feeling like I was dying. Please take this seriously. I would hate for you to be in that hospital bed with your lungs collapsing or you bringing this upon someone.

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

Please READ what she says.

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#27

My Dad Is Fully Recovered From Battling Covid-19 For A Month

My Dad Is Fully Recovered From Battling Covid-19 For A Month

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Lula Gage
Community Member
1 month ago

I appreciate that this is a screenshot from a meet over FaceTime and not a big party with family

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Kara, Who Recently Recovered From Covid-19, Donated Plasma To Help Two Ochsner Patients Who Are Currently In The Hospital

Kara, Who Recently Recovered From Covid-19, Donated Plasma To Help Two Ochsner Patients Who Are Currently In The Hospital

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

♥️

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#29

Grandma Is Coming Home

Grandma Is Coming Home

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

You two look so similar! 💕

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#30

Seattle Coronavirus Survivor Gets A $1.1 Million, 181-Page Hospital Bill

Seattle Coronavirus Survivor Gets A $1.1 Million, 181-Page Hospital Bill

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Kim
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1 month ago

WHY AMERICA?? WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR HEALTHCARE

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This 101-Year-Old Lady From The Netherlands Survived The Coronavirus And Was Released From The Hospital Today

This 101-Year-Old Lady From The Netherlands Survived The Coronavirus And Was Released From The Hospital Today

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Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaawwwww!🥰😁

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#32

98-Year-Old Patient Affected By Coronavirus Recovers In China

98-Year-Old Patient Affected By Coronavirus Recovers In China

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Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW 😲

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I Can’t Believe This Was 6 Months Ago (And No, I Am Not In The Hospital Right Now). Passing My 6 Month “Covid-Versary” Felt Like A Huge Milestone

I Can’t Believe This Was 6 Months Ago (And No, I Am Not In The Hospital Right Now). Passing My 6 Month “Covid-Versary” Felt Like A Huge Milestone

I am thankful to be about 85% better but I still have symptoms that are pretty limiting. I have come a long way and to be honest it’s been a really exhausting road.

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

NOTE this: after six months she is "about 85% better". Wash your hands!

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My Neighbour Joe Returning Home From Hospital, Now Part Of The Covid-19 "Recovered" Stats

My Neighbour Joe Returning Home From Hospital, Now Part Of The Covid-19 "Recovered" Stats

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El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

The UK is one of the few countries not to publish figures for those recovered from the disease. It's constantly changed how it counts both the figures for infections and for deaths also, revising deaths downward by 5000 overnight in recent weeks. It still has a Case Fatality Rate three times higher than that of the United States and an infection rate slightly higher too. As bad as Trump is doing, Boris is doing worse..

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That Going Home Feeling. After Months In The Hospital Battling Covid-19 And Then Physical Rehab To Regain Her Strength, Corrine Townsend Is Finally Home

That Going Home Feeling. After Months In The Hospital Battling Covid-19 And Then Physical Rehab To Regain Her Strength, Corrine Townsend Is Finally Home

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. I hadn’t thought about the fact that some people might need physical therapy afterwards because they are so weak.

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#36

Best News

Best News

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King Bugs Bunny
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1 month ago

This is amazing!

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Mr. Cresencio Junio, A 95-Year-Old Male From Mandaluyong City, Has Been Discharged From Hospital After Recovering From Covid-19

Mr. Cresencio Junio, A 95-Year-Old Male From Mandaluyong City, Has Been Discharged From Hospital After Recovering From Covid-19

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

More family support

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#38

Helping Others

Helping Others

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Mark Serbian
Community Member
1 month ago

Hero

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#39

After 15 Days, My 52-Year-Old Dad Was Among The First To Recover In CA From Covid-19

After 15 Days, My 52-Year-Old Dad Was Among The First To Recover In CA From Covid-19

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Lydia Coy
Community Member
1 month ago

He dosnt look 52

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#40

After 40 Days My Doctor Finally Pronounced Me Recovered From Corona

After 40 Days My Doctor Finally Pronounced Me Recovered From Corona

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ruthenium the ruther
Community Member
1 month ago

You look GREAT for having just recovered.

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#41

My Grandma

My Grandma

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Stacy Robbin
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1 month ago

Doctors are good.

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#42

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

Her sweater looks so pretty on her!

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#43

My 90 Year Old Nana Has Recovered From Covid. She Had Us Worried But She's A Badass. I'm So Proud Of Her

My 90 Year Old Nana Has Recovered From Covid. She Had Us Worried But She's A Badass. I'm So Proud Of Her

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Stay well awhile

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#44

Our 102 Year Old Great Aunt Beat Corona

Our 102 Year Old Great Aunt Beat Corona

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Another centurion wins

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#45

Survivor

Survivor

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
1 month ago

Badass!

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#46

A 90+ Year Old Couple That Recovered From Corona-Virus In India. If They Can Then We Can Too

A 90+ Year Old Couple That Recovered From Corona-Virus In India. If They Can Then We Can Too

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

No, you can't. Just because someone survived Corona doesn't mean that you will survive too. It's wonderful that all these people recovered but do not think that Corona "isn't all that bad" and that you'll survive because you're younger or fitter. Just be careful and follow the guidelines to protect yourself and others from infection.

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#47

Recovered From 42 Days Of A Fever Due To Covid-19

Recovered From 42 Days Of A Fever Due To Covid-19

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BusLady
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1 month ago

If that's a selfie, it's a good one.

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#48

I Beat Covid-19

I Beat Covid-19

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Lydia Coy
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh god i watch her on yt and tik tok. YOU GO GLEN COCO

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#49

This Is My Mom. The Strongest Lady I Know. She Beat A Bad Case Of Corona From Her Nursing Job & Just Broke Her Foot. She Is Still Going Strong

This Is My Mom. The Strongest Lady I Know. She Beat A Bad Case Of Corona From Her Nursing Job & Just Broke Her Foot. She Is Still Going Strong

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SimplyRatty
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1 month ago

not a good idea to go to a public restaurant right after recovering tho...

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#50

"Never Wish It To Anyone"

"Never Wish It To Anyone"

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

2020 has been tough for everyone.

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