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Coronavirus: Kelowna family stays connected to great-grandmother while physical distancing

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Coronavirus: Kelowna family connects with great grandmother while practicing social distancing – Apr 6, 2020

Three times a week, Noah, Ella and their mom Lindsay drive to Kelowna’s Cottonwoods Care Centre to visit their great-grandmother, Donna.

“We planted flowers and I was hoping that could remind my great-grandma of us when we aren’t around,” said 9-year-old Noah Provost.

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“Its kind of like a virtual hug because we can’t really see her right now because of the coronavirus.”

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Due to measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the family cannot visit in the same room.

But that isn’t stopping them from safely saying hi to their great-grandmother.

Separated by the glass, Noah, Ella and Lindsay tell their great-grandmother they love her, show drawings and planted a garden for her to look at through her room window while she stays inside.