Local woman performing on Broadway feeling better after COVID-19, ready to give back
Laurel Harris and husband Rob Marnell are doing better now. They have turned their negative into a positive, and hope others will follow their lead.
A DEEP HOLE FROM THIS THING. >> SOME BANKS ARE ALREADY TAKING APPLICATIONS. MOORE SHOULD FOLLOW IN THE COMING DAYS. >>> LAST WEEK WE TALKED TO A LOCAL WOMAN THAT WAS LIVING IN NEW YORK AND PERFORMING ON BROADWAY. SHE AND HER HUSBAND BOTH CAME DOWN WITH THE VIRUS ALONG WITH 20 OTHER FRIENDS. SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE DOING BETTER NOW. THEY HAVE TURNED THE NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE AND THEY HOPE OTHERS WILL FOLLOW THEIR LEAD. >> I AM SO MUCH BETTER AND MY HUSBAND IS SO MUCH BETTER. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO BE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS THING AND WE ARE DEFINITELY COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS. ONCE WE GOT BETTER I SAID TO MY HUSBAND NOW WE HELP. WHAT CAN WE DO. HOW CAN WE HELP OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS OR HAVEN'T YET OR ARE SCARED. ONE THING THAT WE ARE DOING IS DONATING PLASMA. THERE ARE HOSPITALS THAT ARE ASKING FOLKS THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE AND HAVE HER COVER TO DONATE THEIR BLOOD AND THEY ARE ABLE TO EXTRACT THE ANTIBODIES IN THE HOPES OF HELPING THOSE THAT ARE REALLY STRUGGLING AND HOPING TO CREATE A VACCINE. >> Reporter: SHE SAID THAT THERE IS A LOT WE CAN LEARN FROM NEW YORKERS AS WE ENDURE THE PANDEMIC. >> IF YOU ARE GOING GROCERY SHOPPING I THINK IT IS STARTING TO SLOWLY CATCH ON IN NORTH CAROLINA BUT EVERYONE HERE SHOPS AND A MASK AND GLOVES. WHEN THEY GET HOME AND WIPE DOWN ALL OF THEIR GROCERIES.