Residents observe Thanksgiving despite pandemic

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For a hemodialysis patient, this Thanksgiving is particularly special: "My daughter is preparing it and we're just going to drive through there and..be safer. This is a very special year for me. I started being a dialysis patient and it's been a rough road. And I thank God that he allows me to wake up every day."

Even in the middle of a pandemic, people were still determined to celebrate Thanksgiving today.

Some had to do things a little differently and some found that in spite of the challenges facing the community this year, they still had plenty to be thankful for.

This year’s Thanksgiving is different from other years. In the middle of a pandemic, how will this affect things? How will people celebrate this day? Today, PNC went out into the street to ask people about that.

“I’m spending it with my aunt and my uncle. I live alone in over 4,000 square feet. So I could invite two people. And just to make sure we’re safe, it’s 10 feet apart. So that’s all I could get so we wanted to still celebrate but still safe,” one Thanksgiving shopper said.

“We’re just trying to get some stuff for a little get-together. You know, because of the whole pandemic and stuff,” said another Thanksgiving shopper.

For a hemodialysis patient, this Thanksgiving is particularly special: “My daughter is preparing it and we’re just going to drive through there and..be safer. This is a very special year for me. I started being a dialysis patient and it’s been a rough road. And I thank God that he allows me to wake up every day. It’s been a rough road as a hemodialysis patient. But with the support of my daughter and my family and my husband, they make it a little bit better. So this year, I’m very, very, very thankful of all the past years. I’m 61 years old and I think this is the first year that it’s been more meaningful for me.”

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