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Chris Holmes COVID Experience Story


Chris Holmes, a 44-year-old from Sissonville, fell ill with COVID-19 last summer and spent 80 days in the hospital fighting for his life.

Everyone in his family contracted COVID, Holmes said, except for his daughter, a healthcare worker who chose to get vaccinated. After his near-death experience, Holmes said he encourages West Virginians to take the vaccine.

“If the roles were reversed and she was laying there and I was the one that told her not to get vaccinated, I couldn’t live with myself,” he said.

Listen as he shares his story. 

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