California Representative Maxine Waters just recently shared that she lost her sister due to complications of COVID-19. Last month, while on the senate floor, Waters opened up about her sister as they were getting ready to vote on a $480 billion for coronavirus. She says:
“I’m going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri right now, infected by the coronavirus.”
During an interview with theGrio, Waters expressed her feelings after the passing of her sister.
“It is one of the most painful things that I’ve ever had to experience in my life, she had suffered. And so we are going through a very difficult time. It was not easy, but in many ways, I’m so glad she’s out of pain.”
Waters also stressed the importance of taking care of yourself during these times, especially the black communities.
“I want Black people to do everything that they can to take care of themselves, I want them to be aware that they gotta have masks. They can’t go out. They can’t party. They can’t be in groups. I want them to isolate as much as they can. I want us to honor all of that. I want us to be patient with all of that.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time.