‘Hi Katie! We love you!’: Lincoln sisters stay connected despite barriers
A Lincoln woman is not letting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic or social distancing keep her from communicating with her sister.
A Lincoln woman is not letting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keep her from communicating with her sister.
Becky Murphy moved to Lincoln from Arizona in 2013 to be closer to her sister, Katie, who was injured in a car accident.
Her parents followed, and the three of them routinely visit Katie at Sumner Place Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
But with the advent of the coronavirus came restricted access. For the past three weeks, Becky and her parents haven’t been able to see Katie in person.
So, like many people across the world, they found a new way to communicate.
“Hi Katie! We love you! Daddy, Momma + Becky,” the handmade, neon green sign they made reads. Wheelchair-bound Katie, stationed in front of a window, got to read it and see her family wave to her.
“It’s not fun,” Murphy said about the situation. “But we know she is safe from getting sick. And we want to thank the nurses and CNAs for their hard work.”