By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – A West Virginia family lost their father to COVID-19 last fall and like so many others, they were unable to see him or be by his side.

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With that in mind, they want to make sure other families don’t go through that same scenario.

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They have since donated iPads and Android tablets to the Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown.

The family says that they will help other families stay connected while staying apart.

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They believe when patients are able to see and hear their loved ones, it gives them the will to fight the virus.