After Stacey Nagy from Texas lost her husband David, she wrote a scathing obituary laying blame where it should be for the unnecessary deaths.
Losing the love of one's life unexpectedly, before their time has come, is a huge blow to anyone. It can make people angry and they deserve to be able to express it as they choose. One Texan woman used her anger as fuel to call out all the people who haven't been heeding instructions of health experts about wearing masks and taking other precautions against the virus, which has become a pandemic and doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Stacey Nagy, 72, lost her husband, David, 79, in July even though they had taken precautions. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID19 is dependent as much on other people taking precautions as it does on us. She believes that David's death was preventable and she said so in an obituary for him. She also went after the leaders of the nation and criticized them for not doing enough.
"The whole thing is just so needless," Stacey, 72, tells PEOPLE. "It’s difficult listening to the B.S. that Trump says, watching Trump ignore the whole thing and minimize it from the beginning and do nothing about it. It’s because of his attitude that this whole coronavirus thing turned into a political thing."
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Stacey and David's story dates back to 1999, the year they met. They fell in love immediately and got married three weeks later. "It was like love at first sight," Stacey says. They had retired in Texas and after being together for 20 years David had to go and live in a nursing home in March.
He was immunocompromised as he had a "bad heart", as well as high blood pressure and diabetes. He was at a higher risk of getting infected. He had a series of falls that got his wife worried enough to transfer him to the nursing home. "I thought that he was safe where he was," Stacey says now. "I kept telling him, ‘No Dave, you have to stay where you are because you’re safe there. You can’t afford to get this disease.’"
In June, he tested negative for the virus but by July he started feeling sick. He and at least 16 other patients and staff members at the nursing home tested positive. He was shifted to the Good Shepherd Medical Center in nearby Marshall, but "he just started going downhill.”
Even with a respirator, he did not make a comeback. Eventually, Stacey called his five kids and only three were able to show up on time. Stacey's final message to her husband was through a crack in the glass door.
"I tried talking loudly, hoping he could hear me," she says. "I was crying and telling him to fight, that we needed him, that his dog Bobby misses him."
In the wake of his death, she wrote a scathing obituary blasting politicians and Texans alike. "Family members believe David's death was needless. They blame his death and the deaths of all other innocent people on Trump, (Texas Gov. Greg) Abbott and all of the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives," she said, as per CNN.
She criticized the "ignorant, self-centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their 'right' not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people," she added. "Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not," Stacey wrote. "Shame on all of you, and may karma find you all!"
She said that she wanted to put the blame where it was due. "It's frustrating when you know that somebody's died that didn't need to die, or at least they didn't need to die in the way they did and the time that they did," Stacey said in her appearance on Erin Burnett Out Front.
Speaking about the love of her life, she said, "Dave was a character. He was a fun-loving person and he loved his family dearly." She added that he was a private person and "he’d probably be a little embarrassed, but I also think he’d be proud of me for not letting this go."