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The NewsHour takes a moment every week to honor victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the stories of five more Americans who lost their lives in the crisis.
And now a moment to share the stories of just some of the more than 223,000 individuals who have fallen victim to COVID-19 in our country.
Jimmy Glenn's first love was boxing. He started as an amateur fighter, then went on to train and manage boxers for decades. Jimmy's own Times Square Boxing Gym also welcomed some of the greats, like his friend Muhammad Ali. In 1969, Jimmy met his wife at a bar they would go on to buy, and aptly name Jimmy's Corner.
A caregiver and mentor, Jimmy's son said his dad helped kids better their lives through the sport. Jimmy was 89.
Arthuro Bori enjoyed his hobbies, jumping out of planes as a competitive skydiver, and photographing wildlife on adventures with his wife. Together, they traveled from British Columbia to the Falkland Islands. Born on a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan, Arthuro, or Art, went on to become a software engineer in the Seattle area.
In retirement, he took on one more hobby, woodworking. Art's wife said the 65-year-old had a gentle, giving nature, and a great sense of humor.
For more than a decade, Martin Addison advocated for his patients as a speech pathologist at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. The 44-year-old loved sports and music. Described by his wife as adorkable, adorable and dorky, Martin was a loving father to his son and daughter, who was a daddy's girl.
Martin and his wife would have celebrated six years of marriage this week.
Seventy-four-year-old Charlene Struck was resilient in the face of struggle. Born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, Charlene started college in 1963, but was unable to finish due to financial burdens. Soon after, she went through several surgeries to treat chronic pain that left her debilitated.
Despite these challenges, Charlene was determined to get a degree, and she did so in 2003 at the age of 58. She spent her life dedicated to the care of others, especially her daughter and three granddaughters.
A lifelong resident of Annapolis, Maryland, 63-year-old Robert Eades was a fierce advocate for the city's Black community. Known for speaking his mind freely, Robert wasn't afraid to admonish officials in his demands for better public housing in his neighborhood.
Robert was a father of seven. His son said Robert fought hard to create a better world for his children.
It makes so much difference that families share these stories with us. We thank you for that.
Our hearts go out to you and to all those who have lost loved ones in this pandemic.
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