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Utah Family ‘Excited’ After Daughter With Disabilities Gets COVID-19 Vaccine
Mar 1, 2021, 5:10 PM | Updated: 9:21 pm
OREM, Utah – Members of a Utah County family, who have been quarantining for the last year, said they were excited after their daughter, who has a debilitating disease, was vaccinated Monday morning.
“I’m thrilled. I’m so excited I can hardly stand it,” Diana Sagers told KSL TV as she was walking into the Nomi Health COVID-19 vaccination site in Orem.
The Sagers have isolated themselves since March 13, 2020. All school work, church service and family activities have been done inside the home.
A life changing day for the Sagers! Their daughter who has a debilitating disease gets her #COVID19Vaccination They’ve been in quarantine for a year now @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/Eiwu6HdsaW
— Dan Rascon (@TVDanRascon) March 1, 2021
The reason the Sagers were so strict is because of their daughter, Becca Sagers, who is 21 years old and the oldest of their five children. She was born with severe brain damage and cytomegalovirus or CMV.
“She has Cerebral Palsy. She is non-verbal, but she can laugh and cry,” said her father Geoffrey Sagers. “We are not sure what might happen (if she got the virus), so let’s be on the safe side in case something bad did happen.”
“It was absolutely a possibility of (the virus) taking her life,” said Diana Sagers. “Her lungs are just not strong enough to handle something like that.”
KSL was there as Becca Sagers got her shot. Her mother could not hold back her emotions after the shot was given.
“Oh my goodness, I’m going to do a happy dance and cry and dance at the same time,” said Diana Sagers. “This is the best day. It’s been a long time coming and this is awesome.”
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