A family of survivors: three family members all over the age of 55 beat COVID-19

Posted at 6:22 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 18:35:09-04

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The last few months have been rough on for the Pierce household

“Five members of my family had COVID," Jackie Corbett, member of the Pierce family said. "Three [of them] were hospitalized."

Those three were Jackie’s mother, father, and brother.

“Dad had a fever. He had a cough," Jackie said. "Mom had pneumonia.”

And Jackie’s brothers Robert was on a ventilator for 16 days.

“His journey was pretty perilous and few times the doctors kind of got us ready for the worst," she said.

But as of Tuesday, each of Jackie’s family members can say they beat COVID-19.

“Well I’ll tell you this, it’s only by the grace of God that we have been able to be survivors,” Robert Pierce said.

"We’re very thankful for everything. Very thankful, very happy to be on our way home,” Lorriane Pierce adds.

After eights weeks together at the Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, Lorraine and Robert are on their way home. Chauffered by their survivor son.

“And it’s through faith and through family that we got through this," Jackie said.

“I’m just so thankful. Thankful to God for all the prayers and I know that’s what us through it," Lorraine said.

“Certainly it feels absolutely wonderful to be walking and talking and having our being and being able to breath," Robert said. "It’s really a blessing.”