A community is in mourning after a husband and wife who taught in Grand Prairie, Texas died from complications related to the novel coronavirus.
Paul Blackwell, 61, and Rose Mary Blackwell, 65, died on Sunday while holding hands at the Harris Methodist Hospital, according to their family.
The married couple had spent several days in the intensive care unit, but their condition worsened and their family made the heartbreaking decision to discontinue life support, Paul’s son Christopher Blackwell told CBS 11.
“Two of my other brothers are actually in the room there at the hospital and they wheeled my stepmother in there in the room with my father and at the same time, removed them both from the ventilator,” he recalled. “They had them holding hands and they were both gone in a couple of minutes.”
“I’ve never seen anything like that before and it’s hard to even put into words seeing that,” he added.
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