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Tell Your Story – California during the time of COVID-19

Tell Your Story - Isaiah, Sanger
Shabbat Challah and The Plague, Sanger, CA, March 21, 2020

Isaiah, Sanger

“My birthday is March 13, which this year was on a Friday. I go to UC Santa Cruz and my mom was already planning on driving up from her home in Sanger to have a meal with me, but the university was already encouraging people to go home so she ended up taking me home. I packed up some of my things and we went to a Hawaiian restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz, the last time I ate inside of a restaurant for over a month and probably the last time I will in months. I had a spicy jerk salmon with rice, beans and plantains. We walked to a cupcake store, which had closed its doors but was still selling baked goods from its window, and I got a birthday cupcake. I said goodbye to some friends but did not get to celebrate with them. I returned to a small lake property in the midst of almond and Christmas trees in the rural area outside Fresno.”

Isaiah, 19
Sanger
4/26/20

 

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