When You Lose It All
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc in many families across the globe and left countless people grieving the deaths of their loved ones. ‘When you lose it all’ is the story of Arti Solanki, her family, and the struggles they faced during the times of the pandemic. It is a story of great courage and strength that represents the circumstances experienced by individuals who suffered indelibly at the hands of the virus that spread worldwide like wildfire. It is not easy to face the death of our near and dear ones, and it is even more difficult to see those loved ones being counted as statistics amongst the large masses that have passed away due to the pandemic. What hurts the most is the knowledge that our loved ones died a difficult death, some on ventilators, while others were totally isolated before their death and could not be comforted by their family. Furthermore, Arti experienced first-hand that the smallest coffins are indeed the heaviest. Yet, Arti’s story gives hope to all those who have suffered major losses caused by the virus. She speaks courageously about the need to move on and get back on your feet so that you are able to live the life that her loved ones would have liked her to embrace. She expresses gratitude for all that she has left and acknowledges that despite the darkness cast by insufferable loss, there is light and hope at the end of the tunnel.