Viral: Gran With Parkinsons Sews COVID Face Masks

This is the viral moment a grandmother suffering from Parkinson’s disease works to overcome her shaking hands to sew face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The touching video of 88-year-old Virginia was recorded by her daughter Cristina Gonzalez Alfaro, whose online profile says she lives in Albacete, in the central Spanish region of Castilla La Mancha.

In the video, which has been viewed over 6 million times online, the OAP can be seen holding a pair of scissors as she makes face masks.

Virginia, who is wearing a mask herself, says: “Well, we all should cooperate because we cannot go out but we cannot fail. It is fair we help because all the nurses and those who are not nurses or doctors do what they can and even more.

Credit: Newsflash/@cristina.gonzalezalfaro
Granny with parkinson making masks

Her hands can be seen shaking as she continues making the mask at her sewing machine as she says: “We are going to get through this step by step, but we will go through things I thought were not true.

“And we have gone through all of that. Although I miss what I loved most, my daughter and my husband. My children, follow the example of your mum and your dad. I love you all, my children, my grandchildren, all of them.”

The daughter shared the video with the message “she is a fighter, doing her bit”, local newspaper La Razon reported.

The clip was shared more than 366,000 times and received over 19,000 comments, including from ‘Beto Martins Rocha’ who said: “What a big heart, and strength and courage.. God bless her and we should see her as an example for this fight.”

‘Sergio Arroyo Mendoza’ added: “What a joyful woman.. in the end, they (the elderly) will bring the good out of us, I hope you live forever”.

Credit: Newsflash/@cristina.gonzalezalfaro
Granny with parkinson making masks

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