COVID-19 Stories

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives and livelihoods of individuals and families across the state of North Dakota and throughout the world. If you have lost a loved one or you yourself have suffered from COVID-19, please take a moment to connect with others and share your personal experience.

I’m 48, and I got COVID-19 in November of 2020. At first, we thought I was asymptomatic – until day seven. Then the truck hit me.

Losing a loved one to COVID-19 during the time of this horrible pandemic was not fun, as the anniversary of my father’s passing approaches in October.

I lost my brother after complications due to COVID.

Frank was the kindest man, devoted father, son, and an amazing husband!
Frank was diagnosed with COVID-19 on October 1, 2020. He was hospitalized in the COVID-19 unit five days later and came home 5 days after that.

Both our parents were in the nursing home, and both had COVID. It claimed dad; mom died a week later of a broken heart.

My husband didn’t make it.

In February, my husband, two children, and I got COVID.

We lost our youngest brother Butch Thompson to COVID-19 on October 20, 2020.

Over the course of this, I have had four friends and one cousin die from COVID. I don’t want to see any more friends or family die, and I certainly do not want to catch it again.

I lost my brother on September 10, 2021, due to COVID. He was in the hospital for one month and on a ventilator for 20 days.

My story is different than most.

Elvia had just started her senior in high school. She was 17 years old with her whole life in front of her.

I have always considered myself healthy and hearty. When I heard about COVID, I figured if I got it, I would be asymptomatic and unaffected. I was 38 when I tested positive for COVID in early November 2020, and I was wrong about how it would go.

When I got COVID-19 in October 2020, I was in a skilled nursing facility recovering from an injury that was almost a year old.

I was hospitalized for 30 days and spent 11 days on a ventilator. I suffered a retroperitoneal hemorrhage and a plexopathy that impeded my left femoral nerve and left my left leg pretty much paralyzed.

I had COVID in August 2020. When I started symptoms, I was so sure I did not have COVID.

Our family lost our husband, father, step-father, son, and brother, Wayne Olson, on June 9, 2021.

We all Have a story.

My youngest son felt hopeless and helpless. Alec took his life on March 31, 2021.

I was a healthy 39-year-old female with no underlying health conditions when I tested positive for COVID-19 from a work exposure in late October 2020.

I was a CNA and CMA at our local nursing home. My mother was a resident there. I quit my job when she entered the facility and began working there so I could be with her and help care for her. The facility was hiring a lot of travel aides from all over the country due to staff shortage. That’s how the virus got into our facility.

Timothy Earl Overseth, 58, of Wishek, died peacefully with his wife at his side on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, after contracting the COVID-19 virus and complications from his illness with diabetes.

I lost my stepmom this past weekend. Her husband and three daughters and I will miss her deeply.

Losing a father is never easy, but losing my father to COVID in November has been devastating for our family. My dad, Les Berdal, was the best dad a girl could ask for.

It’s always frustrating to me when I hear the statistics in ND of those people who have ‘recovered’ from COVID. It has been 13 months since my COVID-19 illness and I’m far from recovered.

I lost my Mother to COVID in November 2020. She aged 20 years in the 10 days before her death in late November.

Fargo, ND I lost my brother, Bob Harris, to COVID in December of 2020. Bob was a radio personality at…

COVID-19 hit my family hard. We are a family of six children (four girls and two boys); our parents and one sister passed before COVID-19 hit.

I wish I didn’t have a COVID story, because then I would still have my husband of 40 years.

Today, I find myself as one of those stories, having lost not one, but both parents to COVID-19.

My name is Kent Taylor, and I have some lasting symptoms from COVID-19. October 7th is when the symptoms began….

Burleigh County I live in Bismarck and I am 32 years old. I have a wife and 3 kids. I…

I had a pounding headache that no matter Tylenol or Ibuprofen you would take, it still wouldn’t make a dent in the pain that you felt.

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