Family puts on special birthday celebration for woman in recovery

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A show of love and support for a woman on the road to recovery.

Linda Cowger has been in rehabilitation for the last six months, after a trip to the hospital back in March. She’s been at Care One Redstone in East Longmeadow, a rehab facility, while she’s on the mend. Due to the pandemic, her family hasn’t been able to visit her as they hoped.

So it was only fitting that they honored her with a drive-thru birthday parade.

Daughter Karen Fay told 22News, “But we wanted to do something special for her so we organized a parade and some of the kids could come, some couldn’t she’s a grandmother of like 19.”

The show of love and support was just what Linda said she needs these days.

Linda Cowger told 22News, “When you’re in here sometimes you wonder if I can’t get out, but you have to know that you’re in for your safety and my kids have tried to make that very clear to me.”

With so many negatives surrounding COVID, her family said they’re happy they could do something positive.

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