Heather Ramey is grieving the loss of her husband Dave Varghese along with her three children Tonia, 26, Suriya, 8, and Elijah, 5. They were unable to visit Varghese in the hospital because of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, even though he did not have the virus. (Photograph by Chloë Ellingson)

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