When Pamela Addison’s husband died from Covid-19 last April at age 44, she felt completely alone. She didn’t know anyone her age who’d lost someone to Covid, and she hadn’t seen stories about people as young as her husband, Martin, dying from the virus.
Addison said she wanted to return the favor and write letters to other young Covid widows and widowers, but she was overwhelmed by the number of other young adults who had lost spouses.
That was the start of the “Young Widows and Widowers of Covid-19” group on Facebook. Addison asked Scorpo to be an administrator of the group with her, and they soon had dozens of members. Today, there are 209 widows and widowers in the group — all members of a club that no one wanted to be a part of.