While watching the news safe from the confines of our own homes, it’s easy to see the coronavirus as a sort of boogieman…

Meaning that while we know it’s out there, we don’t really expect it to touch us directly.

We’re doing all the right things…

We’re staying home, we’re washing our hands, we’re doing our best at social distancing—but the fact remains that even if you do all of that, it doesn’t mean you’re safe from the impact that this global pandemic is having on our society.

Sure…

You may feel its effects in your bank account or your social life—but the majority of people are sitting at home, frustrated and feeling like the cure is worse than the disease.

But they’re wrong…

If you haven’t had to deal with the loss that the disease has brought to many families, count yourself lucky—and pray that it stays that way, because every day, more and more people can’t say the same thing.

It’s not just the fact that the disease is killing people…

It’s how fast it’s killing them.

Wuhan Virus Doesn’t Take Lives… It STEALS Them

People who were 100% fine and healthy one day are simply gone the next…

And that’s the absolute WORST part—because, at this point, there really isn’t anything we can do.

We’ve talked about the Wuhan virus a lot at FreedomWire over the past month. The virus IS the news cycle right now, and the world really isn’t doing anything other than trying to survive.

We talked about it, but we’ve been lucky enough to not feel the gravity of the loss that can occur…

Until now.

The captain of our team here at FreedomWire is lucky enough to be engaged to a wonderful girl, who also happens to be a nurse and caregiver at one of our South Florida hospitals.

She’s been on the front lines, combating the Wuhan virus for a month now—and while she’s been able to avoid getting sick…

One of her close colleagues wasn’t.

Araceli Buendia Ilagan, who worked in the intensive care unit at The Cleveland Clinic, has recently passed due to complications from the virus…

She was only 63-years-old and was in otherwise good health.

Jackson Health put out a statement, saying in part, “Araceli dedicated nearly 33 years of her life treating some of our most critically ill patients. During her long and storied career, she also mentored and trained other nurses, and was a champion for the profession.”

She was well-liked by patients and loved by her fellow nurses and doctors at the hospital…

And it’s a shame that this life was taken by the disease she was working so hard fight.

She Sacrificed EVERYTHING To Help Others

Her brother’s message to her on social media was even more touching….

“You’re a true hero in the fight against COVID-19, and we love you so much, and you’ll be in our hearts forever.”

It’s tremendously sad, but it should also be a wake-up call, reminding us just HOW important our first responders, doctors and nurses are in moments like this…

With each one that falls victim to the disease, that’s one less person out there fighting on the front lines to help us beat it.

They’re our front line of defense…

And more and more, our doctors, nurses and first responders are falling to this virus. That should let the world know how serious this disease actually is.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Araceli’s family and to all who have lost a loved one to this deadly disease.

If you know or see one of these people, do us a favor—thank them. Thank them for their hard and tireless work…

And thank them for putting their lives on the line to help others.

God bless us all…

 

“To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.” – Mark Twain