An attorney in Edinburgh, Billy Arturo Loredo, passed away on December 13, after a brief battle with COVID-19. Before breathing his last, the 45-year-old wrote a heart-wrenching love letter to his wife of two decades, Sonya kypuros.
45-year-old Billy Arturo Loredo succumbed to the icy hands of death from the novel coronavirus on December 13. He left behind his beautiful wife, Sonya Kypuros, among other relatives.
Before his passing, Loredo, an attorney in Edinburg, wrote an emotional love letter to his lovely wife to bid her farewell. The note, in its unique way, gave a first-hand perspective of the personal struggles of those infected with the dreaded virus.
Loredo’s wife, Kypuros, made the letter public shortly after, to share this fresh insight with the world as a means of creating awareness about the menace of the virus.
In an interview with a local radio station, the widowed woman shared some heartbreaking details of her late husband’s final days on earth. She also reflected on why he felt obliged to scribble out the love note despite his dilapidating condition, saying:
“I think he was trying to give me permission to be happy without him.”
According to Kypuros, the Texas attorney wrote the letter while intubated in the intensive care unit of McAllen Medical Center. She recounted how she kept reassuring him of his recovery, albeit via Facetime.
Through it all, her one regret was not being there to hold his hands in his final moments, as he was strictly under isolation and could only communicate virtually.
Kypuros and Loredo’s brother, Dr. Pete, believe the late attorney contracted the novel coronavirus from his secretary, who tested positive days prior. In the letter, released by the radio station, Loredo, a native of Dallas, Texas, assured his wife he was fighting hard to survive.
He went on to acknowledge her as the most important person in his life and the reason he wanted so much to live. Going further, the attorney reaffirmed his love for his wife of 21 years, also promising her a better future together if he survived. He wrote:
“If I make it through this, I promise to be a better man in God, in life, and as a husband. You have always deserved the best. And if I get a second chance, I will do it.”
Billy Loredo’s death is just one of thousands recorded in the United States since the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the world.
In the last few weeks, the virus has become more prevalent, with the US recording an average of 215,974 cases per day. The death toll from the virus also increased to about 3,000 per day, an alarming rise from previous state records.
The growing number of infected people brings the total coronavirus cases in the United States to an estimated eighteen million. So far, over 318,000 deaths have been recorded, with the number still rising exponentially.
Hopefully, with the recent introduction of the Pfizer vaccine, the world would overcome this dreaded virus in no time, thereby preventing more people from encountering the tear-jerking fate of Billy Loredo.