Last December was Lavondria and Ebbie Herbert's first Christmas without their only child.
"You know I cry every day," said Lavondria. "It is tough, the holidays were really tough for us." Skylar, their loving, smart little 5-year-old girl with a big personality, died last spring from complications due to COVID-19. She was the first child in our state to lose their life from the novel virus.
"Everything is for Skylar, in life, I just gear toward Skylar," said Ebbie. "I know she would want us to take this vaccination and I think it is a good thing."
On Tuesday, Lavondria, a Detroit police officer, and Ebie, a Detroit firefighter, arrived at the Detroit Fire Training Academy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine designated for first responders.
The couple, like many, were leery about getting the vaccine at first, but after talking to the Beaumont doctor who cared for Skylar, they felt it was safe and the right thing to do.