Maddie Keil, a junior at Rowland Hall, is pictured with one of the letters she wrote to patients of the Life Care Center who are unable to have visitors due to concerns about COVID-19 spread at her home in Cottonwood Heights on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Maddie Keil, a junior at Rowland Hall, is pictured with one of the letters she wrote to patients of the Life Care Center who are unable to have visitors due to concerns about COVID-19 spread at her home in Cottonwood Heights on Thursday, March 26, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

‘Not everything is amazing right now but everything will get better’

HOLLADAY — They are letters written to no one in particular.

But under conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the letters from middle and high schoolers to residents of Life Care Center of Salt Lake City have helped to lift their spirits at a time when their families are restricted from visiting them.

Like this letter:

“Dear Special Person,

I’m so sorry you can’t see your family at this time. Hopefully it blows over. This could be a very tuff time for you but it’s important to keep you healthy so that you can see your loved ones again soon. I hope you are having a good day and that you see your family soon.

Best,

Marissa, 8th grade

Or this one:

“Dear someone very special,

I hope all is going well! I understand not everything is amazing right now but everything will get better! It just takes a bit of believing and hoping.

It’s not easy not seeing someone you love and care for, not seeing mothers and fathers, siblings and just family in general in a time like this. In every bad part of life, there is always going to be an upcoming. People who can get through struggles like this are very strong and you need to keep fighting and being strong! Something good is coming everyone’s way, it just will take time. Time and patience are what we all are going to need.

“With the new day comes new strength and new …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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