Ahead of this Mother's Day comes the gift of life: One daughter and her determination saved her sick mother who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
New Jersey mom Miriam Clark and her daughter, Tye, spend a lot of time together over the phone.
"I kept talking to my daughter on a daily basis and she kept saying, 'Ma, I don't like the way you sound. You don't sound well to me,'" said Miriam Clark.
In March 2020, Miriam Clark said she came down with what she believed was the flu. Though mother may know best, Tye Clark knew even better.
"My mom is very chipper, she's very upbeat, and sometimes, she wanted to get off the phone and that was very odd because she never really gets off the phone with me," said Tye Clark.
Concerned, Tye Clark made the four-hour trip from Baltimore to pick up her mother and bring her to work at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
"By the time I got to JH, I could barely walk, I could barely breathe. I had to hold onto her, and I was wheeled into the ER," Miriam Clark said.
She spent 12 days alone in the hospital fighting COVID-19.
"That was the worst part was not being able to visually see how she's doing every day," Tye Clark said.
Every day, slowly, she recovered. She left the hospital on Easter.
"I just never want to feel that way again, and anything I can do to prevent from getting that sick again, I'm all for," Miriam Clark said.
Since then, she has given back, staying active by participating in COVID-19 studies and donating blood to patients.
"I think it's really great that my mom is doing her part," Tye Clark said.
Last month, Tye Clark got married in a small, COVID-19-friendly ceremony. Her mother was, of course, there to attend.