On line in the hospital atrium, Kari Wegg folds her hands in her lap while husband Rodney pilots the wheelchair, moving forward together a few feet at a time, their progress halting but methodical.
After all the years the two have worked in hospitals — and the long months last summer and fall that Kari spent confined to an intensive care bed — what’s another half hour now?
“Any risk factors for COVID?” a hospital employee asks when they reach the vaccine check-in desk.
“Double lung transplant for COVID,” Kari says, quietly.
“All right, it’s your graduation day today,” the worker replies.
Source: Associated Press – ADAM GELLER