Five Family Members Who Beat Coronavirus Say They Did ‘Only by the Grace of God’

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The last few months have been rough on the Pierce household. 

“Five members of my family had COVID, three were hospitalized,” Jackie Corbett, the daughter of a coronavirus survivor, explained. 

Those three were Jackie’s mother, father and brother.

“Dad had a fever. He had a cough. Mom had pneumonia,” she explained. 

Jackie’s brother, Robert, was on a ventilator for 16 days.

“His journey was pretty perilous and a few times the doctors kind of got us ready for the worst,” she said. 

But as of May 12, each of Jackie’s family members can say they beat COVID-19.

“Well, I’ll tell you, it’s only by the grace of God that we have been able to be survivors,”  Robert said. 

“We’re very thankful for everything, very thankful,” her mom, Loraine Pierce explained. “We’re very happy to be on our way home.”

After eight weeks together at New York’s Garden Gate Healthcare Facility, Lorraine and Robert headed home, chauffeured by their survivor son.

“And it’s through faith and through family that got us through this,” added Jackie.  

“I’m just so thankful,” Lorraine explained, “thankful to God for all the prayers. I know that’s what got us through it.”

“Certainly it feels absolutely wonderful to be walking and talking and having our being and being able to breathe,” added Robert, “and it’s really a blessing.”