Black Elk Elementary student hospitalized with COVID-19, family thanks community – KETV Omaha

A Black Elk Elementary student has been hospitalized with COVID-19.This comes after Black Elk Elementary closed Nov. 1 due to experiencing several positive cases.The family of the boy who is hospitalized released a statement Friday thanking the community for their support.”Difficult times have a way of shining a bright light on people, and our family has found unbelievable kindness. From homemade cards to meal trains, the support of friends, neighbors, Black Elk Elementary, Millard schools and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has sustained us through a challenging time. Our son continues to be a strong fighter through covid pneumonia and through secondary bacterial infections. We are with him every step of the way.What we are learning from our struggle may help some other families. In hopes of that, we want to share these thoughts. First, please be aware of how random symptoms may appear and how quickly covid can escalate. Our situation started with a bright rash on the cheeks that we gave little thought. Second, it is easy to be complacent with Covid because it’s gone on much too long, but nothing has changed and we need to be vigilant.” The family went on to use their statement to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. “Because of our personal experiences, the one thing we feel can change covid is vaccines. Those old enough in our family vaccinated, and even though we have been exposed, we have remained healthy. This has been so important as we take care of each other. We encourage everyone to have a conversation with their physician about vaccines.” They ended the statement by asking for compassion: “Finally and maybe most importantly, we are all tired, but we need to continue to be compassionate with one another. We do not all have to agree, but we can be kind.” Black Elementary is closed for the next two weeks and is scheduled to reopen Nov. 15.

A Black Elk Elementary student has been hospitalized with COVID-19.

This comes after Black Elk Elementary closed Nov. 1 due to experiencing several positive cases.

The family of the boy who is hospitalized released a statement Friday thanking the community for their support.

“Difficult times have a way of shining a bright light on people, and our family has found unbelievable kindness. From homemade cards to meal trains, the support of friends, neighbors, Black Elk Elementary, Millard schools and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has sustained us through a challenging time.

Our son continues to be a strong fighter through covid pneumonia and through secondary bacterial infections. We are with him every step of the way.

What we are learning from our struggle may help some other families. In hopes of that, we want to share these thoughts. First, please be aware of how random symptoms may appear and how quickly covid can escalate. Our situation started with a bright rash on the cheeks that we gave little thought. Second, it is easy to be complacent with Covid because it’s gone on much too long, but nothing has changed and we need to be vigilant.”

The family went on to use their statement to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Because of our personal experiences, the one thing we feel can change covid is vaccines. Those old enough in our family vaccinated, and even though we have been exposed, we have remained healthy. This has been so important as we take care of each other. We encourage everyone to have a conversation with their physician about vaccines.”

They ended the statement by asking for compassion:

“Finally and maybe most importantly, we are all tired, but we need to continue to be compassionate with one another. We do not all have to agree, but we can be kind.”

Black Elementary is closed for the next two weeks and is scheduled to reopen Nov. 15.

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