‘Their whole sky has fallen’: more than 167,000 US children have lost a caregiver to Covid

Posted by on December 22, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

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Melanie Keaton, 9, used to spend hours playing with her grandfather. Having tea time together from her miniature toy set. Taking trips to the zoo. Zigzagging their characters across the board of Candy Land.

When he fell ill from the coronavirus in April 2020 and went to the hospital during New York City’s deadly first wave, the young girl, then just 7, turned to her mother.

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