A 7-year-old girl has been reunited with her care worker mother for the first time in the last 2 months.
An emotional video that shows Ruby Cave, the 7-year-old girl, running into the arms of her mother after staying away from each other for the past 2 months.
Her mother is a frontline worker during this coronavirus pandemic.
Ruby usually lives at the house of 40-year-old Lisa Cave, her mother who works as a carer at a care home for disabled residents.
Lisa said she had to make the heartbreaking decision to send Ruby to stay with her father in March.
Ruby suffers from severe asthma and respiratory problems, and due to the nature of Lisa’s job, the mother said she will not risk the life of her daughter by continuing to live with her.
Lisa, who is from Stalham, Norfolk, said staying away from her daughter had ripped her heart out, especially when she had to send Ruby to stay with Paul Griffiths, the father of Ruby, on March 26, 2020.
I feel lost. My house is so quiet. My friend said to me that it’s like I’ve been grieving.
The mother and daughter had been FaceTiming each other every day.
Paul, the father of Ruby, was praised by Lisa because he was so good with handling the situation.
I can’t praise him enough. Of all the people in the world, I couldn’t ask for a better dad for her.
Ruby, who is known as a mummy’s girl, was really upset about the fact that she had to stay away from her mother for the foreseeable future.
Because her daughter was so sad, Lisa decided last week that she had to see her little girl.
The mother drove 10 miles to the house of Paul in Mundesley, Norfolk, to surprise Ruby.
Talking about how she prepared meeting her daughter during these hard times, Lisa said:
I got all this PPE equipment on order, and I phoned her dad about a week beforehand and told him I just needed a cuddle. I went round there last Wednesday. She didn’t recognise me to begin with, because I was all suited up in the protective clothing. But when she realised it was me, she flew into my arms and just sobbed. She kept telling me she loves me and misses me. That cuddle is going to get me through the next few weeks.
Lisa said it was not an easy decision for her to send her little daughter to live with her dad, but she said she could not risk being the one to infect her daughter.
Ruby, the 7-year-old daughter of Lisa, is diagnosed with “very severe asthma”, but not only that, but she also suffers from croup, which closes the airwaves.
She’s been in and out of hospital a lot in her short life. About half the time she has an asthma attack she ends up in hospital.
It is extremely crucial for the parents of Ruby to make sure the virus stays away from her.
The good thing is that Ruby understands the entire situation.
Lisa is now urging people to stay at home so she and Ruby and all the mothers or parents all over the world that are staying away from their family and children during this pandemic could be reunited again.
This ‘stay alert’ business is diabolical. People are so confused – stay alert from what? It’s an invisible virus. Just stay at home. There are so many key workers out there who have been parted from their loved ones, and my heart aches for them as I know what they’re going through.
Let us all hope that the coronavirus could end fast so everyone could be reunited again.