'Do not shame people that catch COVID': 26-year-old survivor shares her journey

MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Multiple studies show coronavirus numbers are on the rise for people in their 20s.

One 26-year-old from Mathews County, Virginia, says the road to recovering from COVID-19 was quite a journey.

“At the time I caught COVID, I was staying with my grandparents to take care of my grandmother who had just fallen and fractured a rib. I was there for about a month and was getting ready to go back to my normal life when I caught COVID,” said Taylor O’Bier.

O’Bier, a former WAVY employee, says she and her parents did everything they could to prevent her grandparents from catching coronavirus. They ran errands for her grandparents, got their groceries, and prepared their meals so they didn’t have to leave their house. Then, something happened O’Bier couldn’t prevent.

“I also found out about that time that a family member who had been around me had gotten COVID.”

O’Bier’s mind raced.

“My grandma has breathing trouble as it is. My granddaddy has blood cancer. So it’s just like the two worst people to have COVID and then the place that I wanted COVID to stay away from the most was the place that I

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