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Wife Shares Powerful Obituary For Husband Who Died Of Covid: ‘May Karma Find You'

In the wake of a loved one's death, there's much to be felt and said. When one woman suffered through her husband's death due to COVID-19, her powerful and emotional obituary went viral, resonating with many and serving as a pandemic rally cry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has, without a doubt, made many people rather emotional.

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Be it the isolation of quarantining at home, the worry of contracting it, or simply missing loved ones you're unable to see, there's a lot of tension in the air.

But no one has felt the true toll of the virus like those who have watched loved ones suffer with it.

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Those like Stacey Sylos Nagy of Jefferson, Texas, whose husband, David Nagy, contracted COVID-19 in early July.

David had been staying in a nursing home following an injury in March. That injury, alongside other health conditions he had, mixed with the fear of contracting COVID-19, meant it was likely safer for him to stay at the nursing home, which was agreed upon by Stacey and their son.

His fight with COVID-19 was a tough one, one that Stacey stayed by his side for.

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Well, as close to his side as she could, anyway. They tried many treatments, from Remdesivir to plasma therapy, and even placed him on a respirator.

Stacey, obviously not allowed in his room, would stay in the hall, only able to open the door less than an inch to see her husband.

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"He was unconscious by then, but I told him I loved him and I cried," she said in an interview with Buzzfeed.

David passed on July 22, making him another fatal victim of the virus.

His family was devastated by the news. Stacey, though, felt more than just sorrow at the loss of her husband. She felt anger.

She decided to express that anger in the obituary she wrote for David.

Published in local newspaper the Jesserson Jimplecute on July 30, she very clearly identifies who she believes is to blame for his death.

"[David's family] blame his death and the deahs of all other innocent people, on Trump, Abbott, and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously [...]," the obituary reads.

"Also to blame are the many ignorant, self-centered, and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of medical professionals, [...] Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!"

Her feelings regarding the matter were ones shared by many, as her words later went viral after being posted on social media.

Rallying many supportive comments and posts, the obituary was spread across the internet with the hopes of it being a wake-up call to those continuing to not take COVID-19 seriously.

She then extended sympathy to all the other victims, reminding everyone that families everywhere are being torn apart by the virus.

“There’s been thousands of other husbands and wives and fathers and mothers and brothers that have died.”

She also spoke on how the elderly especially are being regarded.

“The people who are dying are the older people especially—a lot of younger people are dying too—but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’ I’ve been with my husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. People should know how this makes others feel.”

Stacey further elaborated on her anger.

"I was pissed. I was super pissed because it didn't have to happen and every time I think about it I get angry and cry," she said, "People running around not wearing masks when they should, people making masks a political thing when it isn't. It's life and death. It's not political. It's about people."

She does believe David is proud of her, though, for standing up for him and fighting for what's right.

"If he saw the responses we're getting for the obituary and my fighting for him, I think he would be pretty proud of me, I really do," she said. "I think he's smiling right now because I'm fighting for him and all the other 'hims.'"

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