'Bills kept coming': families of US Covid victims forced to crowdfund funerals

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Facing massive medical and funeral bills, families, some of whom are out of work, are seeking help through fundraisers

On the morning of 19 August, 74-year-old Miguel Ramos passed away while hospitalized for Covid-19 in Orlando, Florida. His wife, Leticia, also tested positive and is currently fighting to recover.

Facing thousands of dollars in funeral and medical expenses, their daughter Nohemi Ramos started a GoFundMe to try to raise money to cover some of the costs.

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We would have been able to cover the costs if we were working, but since everyone got sick at home, no one was able to work and bills kept coming

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