Over the week, Noriko updated her husband’s health on his Instagram. She documented how he was fighting for his life for the first couple of nights in the hospital, experienced a panic attack, and later had trouble sleeping from possible trauma through the whole ordeal.
On Oct. 6, their son organized a GoFundMe on their behalf and Noriko called on the public’s help with the incoming hospital bills.
She expressed her shame and embarrassment in doing so but wrote “we were heavily impacted by coronavirus and we both lost our income since March. Right when we thought we got out of unemployment, this happened.”
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