Our Narrative Matters family would like to thank Areia Cobb for her inspirational writing as she shared her road to recovery from COVID-19 and how being a COVID-19 Long Hauler affected every aspect of her life; as a wife, mother of two active boys and a working professional.  Redemption is her final entry in this series.  It is our hope that these journal entries provided hope, inspiration and information as you or your loved one walked through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Preparing for a holiday can take a toll on anyone, and although I had been feeling good, I didn’t want to overdo it. I wanted to give myself plenty of time to cook and clean so I wouldn’t get fatigued, because I'm not eating a Patti pie
I walked for two minutes in four different directions to build up my stamina. It was a struggle, but I kept my goals in mind and kept pushing. I had also extended my sessions from 45-minutes to an hour. My therapy sessions had always been scheduled for an hour, but my body had not been able to last that long.
But in reality, once students got wind that if their grade was a C or higher, their efforts to excel in their academics declined, significantly. By the end of April, many students expressed how they were becoming depressed or lonely from being in the house all day due to COVID.
I was determined to make this trip and be okay, so I added a wheelchair to my reservation because I didn’t want to take my walker. I know that maneuvering the Atlanta airport can be a lot for a healthy person so I would definitely get winded if I tried to walk through it.
The goal was to sit and stand as many times as possible without using my hands. Something that many do without a thought was such a struggle that it brought tears to my eyes. My balance was off, my legs were weak, and the constant of getting up and sitting down drained me very quickly.
Thomas became a household name in Boston, and in his first season with the Celtics, he finished second in the Sixth Man of the Year race. Then, Thomas improved, and by his third year with the Celtics, he averaged a career-high 28.9 points. 
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