Dafne Moretta ’11, Loma Linda University
I used to find comfort in the phrase, ‘We’ll do everything we can to keep him alive until you get here.’ Not anymore. This virus has robbed us of the opportunity to keep patients alive, and the possibility of dying among the presence of their loved ones. Mourning in isolation has been overwhelming for families and for us. We have all been forced to find creative ways to connect patients with families and continue keeping everyone safe. One divine promise has kept me and possibly some of us going: ‘So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up.’ Isaiah 41:10.