SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As we work to flatten the curve by staying at home, some who have already come down with the virus are now safely on the recovery side.
One Scottsdale family is thankful that their daughter, 22-year old Jada Pfeiffer, is okay and now they're sporting T-shirts, telling the world that recovery is possible.
The coronavirus patient and her parents are grateful for making it through the severe illness, and now plan to spread positivity during this pandemic with "ReCOVrd" shirts.
"It really isn't fun but you get through it and it's okay," Jada said.
The Junior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill told 12 News the worst of the virus for her is over.
"I hadn't been sleeping that much and thought it was just from the Bahamas, but I was achy," she said.
She said after getting home from the Bahamas for spring break, she started feeling sick.
"I started getting a little tiny cough and started getting more worried, then I woke up with a fever and decided it was probably time to go to the doctor," she said.
Jada experienced a number of symptoms and as a result, went to a campus clinic and ultimately tested positive for COVID-19.
"At one point, I tried to walk like a hundred yards and I had to stop, I couldn't breathe and it was hard," she said.
Meanwhile, her parents, Jack Pfeiffer and Susan Ginsberg, who live in Scottsdale, said they felt their hands were tied when it came to caring for her.
"We were supposed to visit her at UNC this past weekend, and we were excited to see her and it's just been obviously a constant worry," Susan said.
But even during the toughest phase of this sickness, they stayed in touch and did come up with a way to celebrate her recovery.
"We wanted it to be where people would wear this shirt and feel good about it and we asked her first before we even did this, and her response was, 'I'd totally wear that shirt,'" Susan said.
"I think that that would be a good way to tell people, you can get through it and make it to the other side," Jada said.
A percentage of the profits from "reCOVrd" shirt sales will be donated to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.