'It Can Happen to Anybody': Georgia Woman Speaks Out After Her Battle With Coronavirus

A Georgia woman has spoken out about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus after almost succumbing to the illness.

In a video uploaded on Saturday, March 21, Terrica Parks urged viewers to stay at home and to take the pandemic seriously.

In the viral Facebook video, Parks speaks about her high fever, severe body pain, nausea, difficulty breathing, dizziness, coughing, and rapid heart rate. At one point, Parks admits she felt “ready to give up my fight.”

Parks’s husband brought her to the emergency room on March 20. She is now recovering at home and feeling “much better,” she told Storyful in a message on Thursday.

As of March 25, Georgia had reported 1,387 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 47 deaths, according to the Department of Public Health. The Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where Parks received care, had reported 125 cases of coronavirus and eight deaths as of Tuesday. Credit: Terrica Parks via Storyful