Wife Shares Heartbreaking Love Letter Husband Wrote Before Dying Of COVID-19
On December 13, Billy Loredo, a lawyer from Edinburgh, Texas, died of COVID-19 at the age of 45.
But he left his 21-year-old wife a bittersweet goodbye - one last love letter.
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"He emailed it to me a few days before he was intubated," Loredo's wife Sonya Kypuros told HuffPost on Facebook, noting that her husband often wrote her romantic notes and brought her flowers "several times a month." .
Kypuros said that she felt "sad and afraid" when she read his words.
"It made me fully aware that he knew he was going to die," she said.
“I want you to know that I fight very hard for my life every day. I'll do it for you so I can see you again, ”read Loredo's letter.
“You are the most important person in my life and I miss you every day. I know I'm not always the perfect man I want to be, but I do my best, ”the message continued. “If I can do that, I promise to be a better man in God, in life and as a husband. You always deserve the best and if I get a second chance I will. "
Billy Loredo and Sonya Kypuros. (Photo: Courtesy Sonya Kypuros)
Loredo also said heartbreakingly to his wife: "If I can't make it, I want you to know that I had a happy, wonderful life with you and that I would never have traded it for all the riches in the world. I want you too are happy and live your life without me and without regrets. "
“We had our time and it was wonderful. I love you and miss you very much, "concluded the note. “I will keep fighting. Lots of love, Billy. "
The note Billy Loredo, a Texas attorney who died of COVID-19, wrote to his wife Sonya Kypuros. (Photo: Sonya Kypuros)
“Honestly, I don't even know what I'm doing,” Kypuros told HuffPost when asked why she decided to publicly share such an intimate note, but ultimately concluded that she was “the amazing person I wanted to share with everyone "the privilege of being married." "
"I know I love Bill very much and he loved me very much," she added. "So I processed this love."
Last week, Kypuros and her brother-in-law, Dr. Pedro Loredo, a surgeon in Dallas, shared the news with the local ABC subsidiary WFAA.
Billy Loredo was infected on November 16, according to the outlet. Both his brother and wife believe the lawyer got the virus from his secretary, who unwittingly had it, thinking her symptoms were allergies.
Loredo advised his secretary to get tested for COVID-19 and her test came back positive.
According to his brother, Loredo always wore a mask whenever possible. Kypuros told HuffPost that she and her husband have always been "careful" to be safe during the pandemic and said "I am even more hypervigilant now".
But she also admits that she has mixed feelings about the unfortunate timing of her husband's illness.
"[I'm] angry that the vaccines didn't come out earlier to save Billy," she admitted. "I know I should be glad the vaccine is here now to save our lives, but I can't help but be angry that he didn't have a chance to save his own life."
Kypuros said while Loredo was in the hospital she prayed for her husband's survival.
"I believed that if [God] had let him live, we would have a common message about this pandemic and how to educate people to be safe," she said in a message. "I think God had bigger plans for Billy so he took his own life."
Kypuros said her husband, who had no underlying health problems, "has touched the lives of so many people".
"Everyone either loved him, admired him, or looked up at him in some way," said Kypuros. "Maybe God needed Billy for a bigger purpose, to influence and influence the world."
More than 18 million infections have been reported in the United States since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March. Over 324,000 people in the country have died as a result of the virus.
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