LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A Las Vegas man is left to plan not only one but three funerals for immediate family members. Thirty-two-year-old Jason Rose is dealing with unimaginable grief as he comes to terms with the loss of his grandfather, grandmother and mother.
He says it’s a reminder of how quickly the COVID virus can take away lives. Rose’s grandparents and mother went into the hospital together last week and by Friday they had all died.
Missing his mother, he now clings to the voicemails she left on his phone. She was a high-risk dialysis patient who was going through daily dialysis at home.
“My mom was barely able to walk. I had to carry her into the car,” Rose said.
All three started showing symptoms of COVID-19 two weeks ago.
“My heart kind of dropped when my mom called and said we all tested positive,” he said.
Within a week, they were in the hospital together fighting to survive. His grandpa passed away on Tuesday, his grandmother died on Thursday and his mother lost her battle on Friday morning.
“It’s an unreal feeling knowing that I saw their faces every single day and now I wake up and they aren’t there; three faces gone,” Rose said. “I would have it rather it be me that’s how much I love my family.”
All three were not vaccinated. Rose’s mom worried about vaccine side effects because she was a high-risk dialysis patient. His grandparents relied on faith to get them through the pandemic.
“Could we have avoided it? Should we have done this? Should we have gotten the vaccine?” Rose asks knowing those questions can’t be answered now.
Rose, who is also unvaccinated, also dealt with COVID earlier this summer. He says he is now more inclined to get the vaccine.
As he and his family plan the funerals, he is also trying to save the home his mother bought 22 years ago. His mother’s dying wish is that the family stay in the home.
He has set up a GoFundMe account in hopes of getting some help to save her home.