COVID-19

COVID-19

Julia Carson

COVID-19 is new to this world and is, so far, incurable, causing deaths along the way. This has struck fear into the hearts of many people around the world including the United States. As a young teen, I didn’t think something like this would get this bad. Before quarantine, I went in with my life like it was any other day, seeing my friends and going to school. As of now, we are practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. After the first week of spring break, we were getting email after email, extending the break to see if this virus would die down. Now our 2019-2020 school year has been canceled and we began online school one week ago. 

My family and I have been affected greatly. My parents’ jobs have been affected along with my sister’s doctor appointments and brother’s baseball season. I’m floating along supporting my family to the best of my ability at this time. “I have to have my doctor’s appointments over FaceTime now because of this virus and when I do get the rare chance to go into the doctor’s, mom, dad and I have to wear masks” my sister Kylie Carson said. My sister has CRPS, a rare condition that not many people have heard of. It stands for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It’s where the nerves connected to her arm and brain don’t work right and cause intense pain all the time. So having online doctor’s appointments don’t really help with talking about how we can possibly treat this condition as they can’t see what’s truly going on in-person which is frustrating. “My spring baseball season was canceled until May so that doesn’t leave much room over the summer for All-Stars,” said my brother Nolan Carson. Baseball is my brother’s passion and his form of exercise so not being able to play with his friends and teammates is upsetting. “I have to work at home now, and we don’t know if I’ll have to continue working at home because my work in the stone company may not deem as a necessity to keep up and running which is frustrating” my dad Rob Carson started. Not knowing if your job will have to be closed and canceling income is very scary and your mind will flood with thoughts of how you’ll support your family without any money coming in from a steady job. I feel for my family and the struggles they’re facing. 

I hope that everything sorts itself out and ends by summer so people can go through with their fun summer plans and getaways. I also hope that everyone is safe and healthy.