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After Surviving COVID-19, A Mom And Daughter Mourn Loved Ones

For Mother’s Day, a conversation from Alice Stockton-Rossini and her 90 year old mother, Jackie Stockton.

Both Jackie and Alice are COVID-19 survivors. The outbreak in their community in New Jersey can be traced back to Jackie’s 90th birthday party held at her church on March 8. Many family members became ill with the virus, and Jackie’s best friend, and a family member died.

They recorded their conversation with StoryCorps Connect, a new platform which makes it possible to interview a loved one remotely, and then upload it to the StoryCorps archive at the Library of Congress.  

Photo: Jackie Stockton and daughter Alice Stockton-Rossini at the Philadelphia Flower Show, March, 2019 Courtesy of Alice Stockton-Rossini.

Originally aired May 8th, 2020, on NPR’s Morning Edition.