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Journalist Adam Kuperstein Shares the Loss of His Father From COVID-19

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For many years  Adam Kuperstein was a sports reporter and anchor at NBC6 in South Florida. The next thing you know, he’s on his way to the Big Apple to work at WNBC in New York where he is now the weekend evening anchor.

Like many people, his former colleague, Kelly Craig, was heartbroken to hear that Adam’s father, Isaiah, passed away from COVID-19.
“Adam is the guy who is always upbeat, always positive. My heart broke when I read his post today, and I had to share so others will understand that this horrible virus isn’t just about statistics.  It’s about real people with families who are left helpless and shattered when COVID-19 robs them of their loved ones.”
Adam, in the midst of his grief, shared his family’s story and the passing of his dad on social media.
In his dad’s memory, we are sharing it with you!
Here’s the obituary


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My dad died with a stranger holding his hand. With his wife of 43 years forced to stay inside their home, all alone. With his sons, stuck in the epicenter of this crisis, where never-ending sirens echo throughout a deserted city. All we could do was listen on the phone (from our separate quarantines), choking back tears, as the nurse informed us, “his heart stopped.” That’s when our hearts broke. We were shattered. A week of picturing the strong man we called “Aba,” connected to a ventilator in an Indianapolis ICU, was bad enough, but now we were forced to imagine life without him. I couldn’t. I can’t. And I can’t even hug my mom! She tested positive for COVID-19 too. Only minor symptoms thankfully, but at a time where she needed someone to comfort her, she was alone. It’s the cruelest part of this nightmare. She deserves better. He deserved better. My dad came to this country with nothing, the son of Holocaust survivors, and achieved so much. He made sacrifices for his family and taught his boys how to become gentlemen, never asking for anything in return. Just love. So please pay tribute to my dad by protecting your loved ones and yourself as the coronavrius crisis grows. Don’t overlook symptoms just because you don’t have a cough or shortness of breath. My father’s symptoms were digestive at first. My mom mainly lost her sense of taste and smell. And please send as much love as possible to the heroic health care workers trying to save us. My family never got to meet the nurses and doctors who cared for my Aba. But I know they did everything they could, even though it meant putting their own lives at risk. This is the last picture we took together. It wasn’t supposed to be. He had so much more love to give. We miss you Aba! #stayhome #coronavairus #covid19

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