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Non-profit website honors Coronavirus Victims

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 18:38:44-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — So many countless lives have been lost to COVID-19, and with social distancing orders, it can be even harder to grieve for a loved one who has succumbed to the Coronavirus.

Thanks to one couple, Colorado residents who died from COVID-19, are among those being honored on a new non-profit website. Over 7,000 people have been memorialized on MourningAmerica.org, with obituaries, photos, remembrances, and messages.

Dermot Jevens and Rebecca Heiss say they were inspired to create a platform that can help heal and connect people who are grieving.

"These families that have reached out have said look I didn't realize how isolating it felt, but seeing others who are going through the same thing, it really feels like a community," Heiss said.

Jevens says families are connecting with others and offering words of encouragement.

"We've seen family members who have lost somebody go on to other pages of other families who have lost somebody to show that sense of support," Jevens said.

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