NEW YORK (AP) – For Laura Shaw Frank, when a mother hugged her daughter for the first time since the outbreak began, there was a light at the end of the tunnel.
“I just felt like all this love was falling apart, that there was such hope, that there seemed to be a future, maybe we were going to get out of it,” Frank said Tuesday for the first time since his mother was vaccinated.
Evelyn Shaw, who lives about a mile from Frank’s house in the Bronx and lives alone, spent a lot of time with her four grandchildren before the epidemic. He moved there four years ago to be closer to them. But when he was hit, the family made a difficult decision to stay as far away as possible to keep him safe.
It was a family doctor note that Shaw had to hug his 23-year-old granddaughter, Atheret, when they were fully vaccinated.
“We were all just shouting,” Frank told the Associated Press. “She was not touched for a year. It was such a moving moment. “
Frank said that coming together with the family during the holidays is the next challenge. After that, the family dreams of Broadway, but only if their mother is safe.
“We feel very comfortable with the guidance we have received that we can have our Seder together in a week and a half, but I really understand my mom, I really understand that. “He is at a much higher risk than we are, it takes some time,” said Frank. “It takes a while to get rid of that fear, to get back to some normal feelings.”
AP rapporteur osh oshua Hausing contributed to this report from Phoenix, Arizona.