A family in Arlington, Texas says 15 of their family members tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a small birthday party.
The city of Arlington released a video in which the family spoke out about their experience with the virus.
"I went to my nephew’s house and loved seeing my family, but now, I’m fighting against COVID-19," Enriqueta Aragonez, 57, said in a video from her hospital bed. "Please protect yourself. It’s real," Enriqueta added. "Please, don't be like my family and ignore the CDC guidelines," she urged.
The Aragonez family now regrets getting together and says this is a hard lesson for all of its family members.
"One moment of carelessness has cost us a month of peace, has cost us sleep, has cost us laughs, has cost us a lot of money," the daughter Alexa Arlington told the Washington Post.
Watch the heartfelt story below.
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