Coping with COVID – Photos from the RAK family

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Vicky Nguyen, a sophomore at University High School in the Tolleson Union High School District, and her mom have made more than 800 masks they are donating in the Phoenix area and shipping to California. They’re not done — they plan to keep at it until the COVID-19 crisis ends.


Former preschool teacher Sandra Bondy, of Scottsdale, is also “Bubbie” (“grandmother” in Yiddish). She makes a daily video for her two granddaughters. “It’s either a song or I read a book,” she says. “I occasionally send them to other friends for their grands and have a little following, especially now that we’re sequestered.” Grandma and one of her her granddaughters color together on Facetime. “My granddaughter calls out a color and we both use the same color, then we show each other our pictures,” Bondy says. “It’s been a fun, relaxing and satisfying activity.” Bondy recommends using mandala coloring books from The Dollar Store.

Irma Cortez (7) doing Cosmic Kids Yoga. Her mom, Elaine Monroe, of Avondale, says “This is how we are getting by each day.”

Coping with COVID
Alan Graham is an East Valley pediatric ICU physician, Sasha Graham is the author of the Tiny Ninja children’s books. The Grahams have three kids — this is daughter Odessa, 9.