Erin Williams, sab laug, thiab Dorothy McCollum, sab xis, nrog daim duab ntawm Charles Sheppard, tub rog tub rog tub rog uas tau pab cov qub tub rog tsis muaj tsev nyob nrog nws txoj haujlwm ntawm VA. Angela Major / WPR
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Mloog qhov kev txaus siab ntawm lub neej no, tsim los ntawm WPR's Megan Hart

Tsis yog txhua tus pom qhov lawv xav ua hauv lub neej. Tab sis Charles Sheppard tau ua. Cov phooj ywg thiab tsev neeg hais tias nws ntseeg tiag tiag txog tus nqi ntawm ib tus qub tub rog pab lwm tus, thiab qhov ntawd yog qhov nws tau ua hauv nws lub luag haujlwm ua tus kws tshaj lij pab pawg nrog Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

Charles tau pab ntau pua tus qub tub rog thaum lawv kov yeej kev nyuaj siab nrog kev quav yeeb quav tshuaj thiab tsis muaj tsev nyob - cov teeb meem uas nws nkag siab ua ntej. Nws tau txais lub sijhawm thib ob, thiab nws tuav nruj, cov phooj ywg hais.

Nws tus viv ncaus Valery Sheppard tau hais tias Charles muaj kev noj qab haus huv ua ntej kis tus kabmob coronavirus. Nws muaj 61 xyoo thaum nws tuag ntawm COVID-19 thaum Lub Rau Hli.

Wisconsin tau poob ntau dua 4,000 tus neeg rau tus kabmob kis loj. Zoo li ntau lwm tus, Charles muaj ntau lub neej ua ntej nws. Ntau tshaj li qhov, nws nyiam ua niam txiv rau nws tus tub hluas, thiab nws nyuam qhuav kaw rau hnub tshiab hauv tsev ua ntej poob mob. Thiab txawm tias nws lub neej raug txiav luv luv, Charles tseg nws lub cim.

Cov Tiv Thaiv

Charles loj hlob hauv Chicago nrog yim tus nus muag. Nws poob nws niam thaum nws tseem yog menyuam yaus, thiab nws tus tij laug nkaus xwb tuag thaum ua haujlwm hauv US Navy thaum Tsov Rog Nyab Laj. Charles, Valery thiab lawv tus muam Deborah yog cov menyuam yaus ntawm tsev neeg, Valery tau hais.

Charles tau coj lub luag haujlwm ntawm tus tij laug loj, dhau los ua tus tiv thaiv rau nws cov viv ncaus, saib xyuas lawv thiab taug kev lawv tsev los ntawm tsev kawm ntawv, Valery tau hais.

Tom qab poob lawv tus tij laug, Valery thiab Charles tau txhawj xeeb txog kev koom nrog tub rog, nws hais. Tab sis nws yog lawv txiv qhov kev paub uas ua rau lawv swayed. Nws tau nyob hauv Teb Chaws Asmeskas Tub Rog thiab nyiam cov phooj ywg.

Charles Sheppard thiab Dorothy McCollum, tus neeg ua haujlwm sib raug zoo rau VA, tau pom thaum ua kev tshaj tawm mus txuas nrog cov qub tub rog tsis muaj tsev nyob hauv Milwaukee. Diam duab courtesy of Dorothy McCollum

Charles tau koom nrog Navy thiab Valery koom nrog Tub Rog. Nws tau ua ROTC hauv tsev kawm ntawv theem siab thiab tau mus rau hauv tub rog lub neej yooj yim dua nws tus kwv. Nws tau tawm hauv Navy thaum nws ua tiav nws txoj haujlwm. Thaum nws paub Charles tau tawm tsam nrog kev quav tshuaj, nws nyob nrog nws ib ntus, tab sis Charles txhawj xeeb txog kev ua lub nra hnyav, Valery tau hais. 

“Tom qab ntawd qhov tom ntej uas kuv paub, kuv tau los txog tsev ib hnub, thiab nws cov khoom tau ploj mus. Peb nyuam qhuav plam nrog nws, "nws hais.

Tab sis nws cov viv ncaus yuav tsis cia nws mus yooj yim.

Deborah tau nce kev tshawb nrhiav uas thaum kawg tau coj mus rau lawv tus tij laug tus txhawb nqa, uas tau pab Charles ntawm nws txoj hauv kev kom rov zoo. Tus neeg txhawb nqa tau muab Deborah cov ntaub ntawv tiv toj.

"Txog ib hlis tom qab kuv tus tij laug tau hu rau nws hais tias nws ua tau zoo, nws tsis haus tshuaj, nws muaj chaw nyob, thiab nws yuav ncav cuag peb ib ntus," Valery nco qab.

Thiab nws tau ua. Thaum nws mus xyuas tsev neeg, Charles cov viv ncaus tau puag nws thiab hnia nws thiab qhia nws tias nws cov xeeb ntxwv thiab cov xeeb ntxwv xav nyob hauv nws lub neej, Valery tau hais.

"Thiab nws tau cog lus tias yuav ua kom zoo dua thiab qhov ntawd yog qhov nws tau ua los ntawm qhov kuv nkag siab," nws hais. 

'Nws Muaj Peev Xwm Sib Txuas Nrog Lwm Tus Tau Siv Tau'

Valery tau hais tias nws zoo siab tias nws tus tij laug tau taug kev mus rau Milwaukee VA, qhov chaw nws pib mus nrhiav kev pab ua ntej koom nrog cov neeg ua haujlwm ntawm nws. Txoj kev pab qhia neeg tsis muaj tsev nyob.

Dr. Erin Williams, kws tshawb fawb txog kev puas siab puas ntsws ntawm VA, nyob hauv pawg neeg ua haujlwm uas ntiav Charles hauv 2013. Muaj ntau tus neeg thov, tab sis nws nco qab tias nws sawv tawm.

“Nws tau qhab nia siab dua lwm tus; tab sis yog tias koj saib nws qhov kev xav tau, nws puas muaj tag nrho cov kev kawm? Tsis yog, nws tsis tau. Tab sis nws muaj kev txawj ntse ntawm kev xav. Nws lub peev xwm sib txuas nrog lwm tus tau siv tau, "nws hais.

Charles Sheppard, ntawm Milwaukee, tau txais nws tus associate's degree nrog kev npaj mus txuas ntxiv nws txoj kev kawm. Cov phooj ywg thiab cov npoj yaig hais tias nws mob siab rau kev kawm. Kev kawm tiav yog lub sijhawm zoo siab, hais tias Dorothy McCollum. Diam duab courtesy of Dorothy McCollum

Hauv txoj haujlwm, Charles feem ntau yog thawj qhov chaw sib cuag rau cov qub tub rog tsis muaj vaj tse. Nws tau pab lawv nrhiav chaw nyob nyab xeeb thiab piav qhia seb lawv tuaj yeem tham nrog cov tswv tsev li cas txog lawv yav dhau los. Nws ib txwm mus mais ntxiv, hais tias nws tus phooj ywg Dorothy McCollum, tus neeg ua haujlwm sib raug zoo ntawm VA.

Qee lub sij hawm nws tseem xav kom VA cov peev txheej rau nws tus viv ncaus Valery kom paub tseeb tias nws tau txais cov txiaj ntsig uas nws tsim nyog ua tus qub tub rog, Valery tau hais.

Charles nyiam kawm thiab nrhiav kev tawm tswv yim txog yuav ua li cas nws txoj haujlwm zoo dua, Williams tau hais. Nws tau txais daim ntawv kawm tiav qib siab thiab muaj kev npaj mus txuas ntxiv nws txoj kev kawm.

"Auj kuv lub siab zoo, thaum kuv lub chaw ua haujlwm tseem nyob saum toj ntawm nws, nws ib txwm nyob hauv kuv lub chaw ua haujlwm tham txog daim ntawv lossis ib chav kawm, thiab nws txoj kev mob siab rau kev kawm yog qhov zoo heev. Kuv txhais tau tias, nws nyob hauv tag nrho, thiab nws xav tau ntau dua. Nws tau txais cov ntaub ntawv ntau dua, cov ntaub ntawv ntau dua nws xav tau, "McCollum tau hais.

Txawm hais tias McCollum thiab Charles tau los ua cov npoj yaig, lawv tau ntsib ntawm Narcotics Anonymous - nws tau huv si tau ntau xyoo, tab sis nws tseem ntxov rau nws rov zoo, nws hais. Qhov ntawd tsis tau txwv tsis pub nws tawm tsam nws txog kev mus koom kev sib tham thiab hais lus. Thaum xub thawj, nws xav tias nws muaj zog, tab sis tam sim no nws nco nws tus cwj pwm loj, nws hais.

"Nws zoo siab heev nrog kev kawm, nrog rau kev txaus siab rau txoj kev tshiab ntawm lub neej no thiab tsuas yog tawm mus, yog li kev saib xyuas thiab nrov nrov thiab qias neeg. Tag nrho tib lub sijhawm, ”nws tso dag.

Williams thiab McCollum yuav nco lwm yam, ib yam li lawv tus phooj ywg luag nyav, nws lub hnab ntim puv ntawm tus cwj mem, nws txoj kev mob siab rau Pittsburg Steelers thiab cov ntawv uas nws tau nquag rub tawm ntawm lub rooj tsav tsheb qhuav-luag sab nraum Williams lub tsev kho mob: “CS yog ntawm no." Tam sim no nws khaws daim ntawv Post-It ntawm nws lub computer uas nyeem tib cov lus.

Ntau tus qub tub rog tau tawm tsam los ntawm kev sib kis

Tus mob coronavirus tau ua rau nws nyuaj rau xyoo rau ntau tus qub tub rog Williams ua haujlwm nrog.

"Thaum kuv ua haujlwm rau cov qub tub rog, kuv siv qhov piv txwv ntawm kev xav rucksack, thiab peb txhua tus muaj ib qho," nws hais. "Thiab koj paub, rucksacks muaj cov hnab ris thiab cov hlua khi uas tuav cov khoom hnyav thiab tuaj yeem ua kom haum rau cov iav ntau heev, tab sis nws muaj peev xwm tsawg. Thiab nws tuaj yeem ua kom puv dej, thiab thaum nws dhau los nws yuav cuam tshuam rau cov neeg nyob ze. "

Xyoo no, nws tsis yooj yim sua kom tsis txhob hnov ​​​​qab qhov hnyav ntawm kev sib kis.

Cov neeg siv khoom uas nyob ntawm lub tshuab ua pa muaj flashbacks ntawm pa cua, thiab lwm cov qub tub rog - cov uas tsis tau kuaj pom tus mob coronavirus zoo - tau txiav txim siab tua tus kheej vim yog yam, xws li kev kho siab, tsis muaj haujlwm thiab nuj nqis, nws hais.

Williams raug ntaus los ntawm qhov nws tau hnov ​​los ntawm tus neeg mob uas muaj COVID-19: Ntawm kev mus ntsib kws kho mob thiab kws saib xyuas neeg mob, txhua yam nws tuaj yeem xav txog yog tus kabmob tuag uas tau muab nws tso rau hauv tsev kho mob, nws hais.

McCollum hais kom Wisconsinites coj tus kabmob no tiag. Charles tsis yog tib tus neeg ua haujlwm uas nws tau poob rau COVID-19, nws hais.

'Qhov ntawd yog Kev xyiv fab ntawm Nws lub neej'

Charles Sheppard thiab nws tus tub, Yaxayas, nrog tus tswv tsev tom qab kaw nws lub tsev thib ob, lub tsev xauj tsev, tsuas yog ob peb hnub ua ntej Charles kis tus kabmob coronavirus. Diam duab courtesy of Dorothy McCollum

Txawm hais tias Charles taug kev nyuaj rau qee lub sijhawm, nws yeej tsis poob nws lub txim, Williams tau hais.

Nws nyiam bowling thiab jazz. McCollum nyob ntawd thaum nws kaw nws thawj lub tsev nrog tus tswv tsev uas nws tau pab nws nrhiav. Nws tau npaj yuav siv nws ua vaj tse xauj tom qab nws tsiv mus rau hauv nws lub tsev tshiab. Tab sis ib yam uas nws ib txwm xav tsis tau los txog rau tom qab hauv lub neej. Nws tus tub, Yaxayas, yug thaum Charles muaj 58 xyoo.

McCollum hais tias, “Qhov ntawd yog kev xyiv fab ntawm nws lub neej thaum nws muaj Yaxayas,” McCollum hais.

Nyob rau hauv ib tsab xov xwm memorial, Yaxayas niam hais rau Milwaukee VA tias Charles tau mob COVID-19 tau ntev, tab sis nws nquag hu mus xyuas.

Tom qab Charles tuag lawm, nws cov viv ncaus tau ua ib phau ntawv khaws cia rau Yaxayas nrog cov duab ntawm nws txiv, Valery tau hais. Yaxayas yuav zoo siab rau nws txiv thaum nws laus txaus kom nkag siab txhua yam uas nws ua tiav, Charles cov tsev neeg thiab cov phooj ywg tau hais.

Valery tau so haujlwm thiab nyob hauv Florida, tab sis qee tus ntawm nws cov viv ncaus npaj yuav nqa khoom plig Christmas tuaj rau Milwaukee rau lawv tus xeeb ntxwv, nws hais. Lawv xav nyob hauv nws lub neej, thiab lawv kuj paub tias Charles muaj phooj ywg coob nyob hauv Milwaukee uas pab ua kom nws nco tau. Ntau tus hu Valery thiab nws tsev neeg los saib seb lawv puas tuaj yeem pab tom qab Charles dhau mus.

Nws hais tias, "Txawm thaum lawv hu tuaj rau peb, lawv hais tias, 'Peb ua li no vim tias koj tus kwv yog ib tug phooj ywg zoo rau peb, thiab peb xav ua rau nws ib yam li nws ua rau peb," nws hais.

Ntau tshaj 4,000 tus neeg hauv Wisconsin tau tuag los ntawm COVID-19. Tab sis nws yog ntau tshaj li ib tug grim statistic. Tus lej ntawd suav nrog a Ntiaj Teb Tsov Rog II qub tub rogniam pog hlubnuns nyob rau hauv ib lub convent, ib tug coach thiab avid Badgers fan, thiab tau yeej rau cov qub tub rog. Lub lim tiam no, WPR Xov Xwm thiab "Wisconsin Lub Neej” tab tom coj koj cov dab neeg ntawm tsuas yog ib txhais tes ntawm cov neeg uas tau tuag lawm.

Cov nonprofit Wisconsin Center rau Kev Tshawb Xyuas Xov Xwm (ntawm wisconsinwatch.org) koom tes nrog Wisconsin Public Radio, PBS Wisconsin, lwm cov xov xwm tshaj tawm thiab UW-Madison Tsev Kawm Ntawv Xov Xwm thiab Kev Sib Txuas Lus. Txhua yam haujlwm tsim, tshaj tawm, tshaj tawm lossis tshaj tawm los ntawm Lub Chaw tsis tas yuav cuam tshuam cov kev xav lossis kev xav ntawm UW-Madison lossis ib qho ntawm cov koom tes.

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