In face of unknown, daughter pushed to influence treatment for her parents


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Christy Yousefi posted this photo of her dad, Geoffrey Cowan of Ponca City, on social media on March 19 encouraging people to stay home.

A double diagnosis of COVID-19 thrust Christy Yousefi into a weeks-long struggle to help save her parents.

Her account offers a glimpse into how some loved ones of those stricken by the disease find themselves helpless at times, yet push to learn more and advocate to influence the delivery of care.

Geoffrey and Steffi Cowan, of Ponca City, both came down with symptoms of COVID-19and went into self-quarantine at home in early March.

Steffi Cowan, 64, is a registered nurse who works at Stillwater Medical Center. Geoffrey Cowan, 69, is a child psychologist in private practice.

The couple tried to...

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