A family mourns after frontline worker loses battle with COVID-19
Prudence Waters' family and friends say she had recently stepped up to help a local nursing home taking an overnight position, then she caught COVID-19.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — COVID-19 has taken another Lincoln mom and frontline worker.
Prudence Waters’ family and friends say she had recently stepped up to help a local nursing home taking an overnight position, then she caught COVID-19.
Prudence was admitted to a local hospital a month after beginning her overnight shifts. Her daughters say she had trouble breathing and was put on a ventilator.
After a month and 14 days in the hospital, Waters died at 46, last week. They add she is one of the younger patients to pass, leaving four daughters, a niece, and three grandchildren.
“She knew the need in nursing homes and the frontlines where people, their scared and lacking in care for nursing home residents,” said Brandy Lamberson, a friend of Prudence. “She selflessly went in.”
“She was actually doing good even the day she passed,” said Desirae Waters, Prudence’s daughter. “I called that morning, she was doing really good. So we just had a lot of hope. We thought that she was going to make it out of there. She expressed that she wanted to fight.”
Her daughters say she fought to survive as she cared for many in the community and they wanted to share her story so people continue to take the virus seriously.