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A FAMILY posed wearing PPE for a final picture with a 75-year-old mum who died from the coronavirus just hours later.
Joan Wright died last week in Furness General Hospital in Cumbria with her husband, who is still in hospital fighting the virus, holding her hand and the family standing by her side.
Deborah Buchanan said she wanted to make others aware of the horrors of the coronavirusCredit: Facebook
Joan had asked for the photo to be taken shortly before she died, according to her daughter Deborah Buchanan, from Newtownabbey in Country Antrim.
The pictures shows Joan in bed, with her husband, Ms Buchanan’s father and other family members, all dressed in PPE.
Ms Buchanan said in a Facebook post: “This is the reality of coronavirus. Wake up and wise up.
“This is not going away anytime soon and more and more people are going to die.
“Don’t let it be your parent or grandparent or any member of your family who ends up like this.
“Stay away from those you love, and protect yourselves and them.”
Both of Ms Buchanan’s parents had tested positive for the coronavirus on April 27, having been admitted to hospital.
She then travelled to the hospital after she had been requested to attend and added that her mum, who was on a ventilator, was in good spirits at the start and was “happy, talking and joking.”
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