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As COVID-19 Rips Through A Missouri Family, A Mom Tries To Hold Things Together

Edgar Urriola got sick around St. Patrick's Day; he's now on a ventilator. Then the kids got ill. Now his family is trying to keep life as normal as possible while hoping for his recovery.
Doctors say it's not uncommon for the coronavirus to spread quickly through a family. And that's hard on everyone involved. Source: Chanintorn Vanichsawangphan

Misty Donaldson-Urriola and Edgar Urriola of Raytown, Mo., are recently divorced. But they have remained close friends as they raise their three sons together.

They generally see each other every day.

That constant contact and proximity – an aspect of family life – is being put to the test by a disease that thrives when people are close together.

Misty says that just before St. Patrick's Day, Edgar told her he had started feeling run down. He had a fever but no cough. They thought

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