Explore the Archives
A Journal of the Plague Year Arizona Collection Australia Boston Bronx Community College New York Brooklyn College New York Canada Las Americas New Orleans Oral Histories Philippines Teaching the Pandemic

Collected Item: “Maximo and Lourdes”

Give your story a title.

Maximo and Lourdes

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

This is an image; a design I created.

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

I experienced the deaths of two loved ones, between April and May 2020, as a result of Covid-19. They died in the hospitals and no loved ones were present to care for them as they passed. It has been a painful experience for my family and me. We could not honor them after they passed in the ways we are accustomed to. I created this image with their smiling faces; the way I remember them in life. Vibrant and loving beings who are now Angels watching over us all.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#REL101, #Angels

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then your name goes here.)

Katherine Hiraldo

Give this story a date.

Click here to view the corresponding item.