By JULIO CORTEZ, Associated Press
COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Mother’s Day weekend took on a special meeting for a Maryland administrator at Johns Hopkins University, after the physicians there helped her mom recover from the coronavirus.
Among the weekend festivities for Tye Clark, of Baltimore, and her mother, Miriam Clark, of Newark, N.J., is a visit to an Amish market, shopping for plants and flowers, but mostly celebrating Miriam defeating COVID-19.
Miriam Clark, right, poses for The Associated Press with her daughter, Tye Clark, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Cockeysville, Md. Miriam is in Maryland visiting Tye, administrative services manager of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Hospitalist Program, for a special Mother’s Day celebration. When Miriam, who lives in Newark, N.J., started feeling the symptoms of the new coronavirus in late March, she wasn’t able to get tested anywhere and her health started deteriorating quickly. So, she turned to Tye, who was able to get her admitted into Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for treatment. Ten days after being admitted, Miriam walked out of the hospital healthy after beating the deadly virus, on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Tye, administrative services manager of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Hospitalist Program, recently had to turn to the team she manages in order to save her mother’s life when she fell ill to the new coronavirus.
Miriam’s early symptoms included a high fever and lack of appetite but she couldn’t find a place to get tested in her city. So, Tye took it upon herself to drive there and bring her mother to Baltimore to be admitted at the hospital.
“I made a bed for her in my car,” Tye said. “Normally, it’s a three hour drive, but getting her settled in the vehicle took a while, but then drove straight to the hospital to get her admitted.”
After testing positive, Miriam spent ten days in the hospital and was released on Easter Sunday on April 12.