Dedicated nurse dies from COVID-19, family urges others to take proper precautions

Posted at 7:19 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 15:58:46-04

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — A Howard County nurse who devoted her life to helping others, lost her battle to COVID-19.

Evelyn Caro would visit with her son weekly here at his house.

They’d share coffee, talk about nursing and family. He said her light is what he’ll miss most.

Liam St. John is holding it together, he’s staying strong for his family in the absence of his mother, 69-year-old Evelyn Caro.

His grandmother was a nurse who passed on April 11th from the coronavirus.

Her son said she was a natural care giver, who felt it was her duty to help others.

St. John is also a nurse and he was by her side along with his sister when it was time to say goodbye’s in the ICU.

“As a nurse, you’re used to being in that environment, to feeling that you have things in control but when it’s your mom it’s your scared kid, really quickly,” said St. John.

As a healthcare worker, St. John said his family, including his mother would openly talk about the risks of COVID-19.

He’s sharing his family’s story about loss so that more people will take proper precautions.

“We’re all terrified to be honest because people don’t take this as seriously as they should. They don’t understand the terrible toll that this will take on families if we ignore this if we allow ourselves a moment engage in selfish behavior.”