COVID Remembrance

If you are a family member or a close friend of someone who has died from COVID-19, please fill out this form so that we may help our community remember your loved one. Once you have filled out the form, we will follow up for additional information and request media (photos, video, audio, etc.) that would help tell this person’s story. 

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On this West Virginia Morning, we remember and celebrate two individuals and the important messages they leave behind. Also, in this show, we bring you the latest coronavirus news in West Virginia.

Charleston, West Virginia resident Wade Shaffer, was described as "passionate" and "kind," the type of person who was the life of the party and always the first to lend a hand. The 42-year-old died last month from COVID-19.

His friend Mindy Parsley has this remembrance. 


This story was produced by Brittany Patterson. Music from Blue Dot Sessions. 

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Human life is fragile. For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic has been a harsh reminder of that.

One of the most difficult parts of the pandemic has been the inability of family and friends to be by the side of those dying in their last moments or gather in person to celebrate the lives of those we have lost.