Today, as the health care workers at HCA Kingwood Hospital continue to care for her, there is a man out there who is especially hoping for her recovery.
And he’s not going anywhere.
Sarge Summers, Sandra’s 50-year-old husband, stood in front of her window every day and prayed for her. For 40 days and counting, the summer ritual may not be unique, but it is certainly a test of perseverance.
“Basically every day, two or three times a day,” said Sarge. “I come here on Sunday and have church with my wife and play gospel music. I will find one of the local churches on the Internet and have church with my wife.”
Sarge and Sandra both signed COVID-19 at the same time. While he was recovering, Sandra was admitted with pneumonia and the virus on December 6th. She was sedated until over a week ago, but has continued to recover for a long time.
Since his daily vigil began, relatives have come from East Texas, pastors have attended, neighbors and friends from Oakhurst, and even a motorcycle group and members of the Montgomery District Fourth Constable Office have come to pray with Sarge. He hasn’t seen her in person for weeks.
The army veteran and oil field advisor plans to continue his vigil until Sandra is finally released.
“We’re excited to get her out of here, see where she is physically and emotionally, and see what has to happen next,” said Sarge.
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