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Sulphur family loses mom and dad to virus

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 11:01:46-04

Losing a parent is hard enough as it is, but to lose both parents to a global pandemic is something one local family could have never imagined, KPLC reports.

“It all started with just a cough, but it quickly escalated," Ashley Briscoe said.

Briscoe told KPLC that her mother, father and sister were all hospitalized due to coronavirus.

“Saturday was when my mom got admitted, that Monday or Tuesday day was when my sister was admitted and that same nighttime my dad got admitted,” Briscoe said.

Luckily — her sister wasn’t hospitalized for long and is now on the mend. Unfortunately, the same wasn’t true for their parents Pastor Steven and Barbara Randolph — known lovingly by the community as Aunt and Uncle Steve.

“The ventilator at this point was doing 100% of the work," Briscoe told KPLC.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for their parents' funeral. If you'd like to help, click here.

To read the entire KPLC story and see the interview with Briscoe, click here.