New Jersey woman Zeneida Torres has adopted her three nephews after her sister’s untimely death due to coronavirus in December.
Already having raised two sons and a daughter, Zeneida Torres, 44, of Bethlehem, New Jersey, was not necessarily expecting any more children, “but God had other plans” said Torres. The weekend after Thanksgiving last fall, her sister, Jackie Gonzalez, 36, became severely ill with coronavirus.
Gonzalez was seven months pregnant and she was also diabetic, which is one of the underlying conditions associated with more severe cases of coronavirus. Her condition worsened as she lay in a hospital bed worried about the future of her two sons, four-year-old Jacob and ten-month-old JT, and their soon-to-be baby brother whom she carried in her womb. On December 3, the decision was made to perform an emergency cesarean section on Gonzalez who had been ventilated by that point.
The following day, Jackie