Remembering their mother as a selfless woman, they knew she would want them to help others.
MANDEVILLE, La. — A family donated blood together Saturday in Mandeville in honor of their mother who passed of COVID-19. Eloisa Pastrana of Slidell was a wife and mother of six. She died July 23 after a month long battle with COVID-19.
“This is a dangerous illness that needs to be taken seriously,” said Jose Pastrana, Pastrana’s son.
She’s described as loving, kind and selfless. That’s why nine of her family members came together for this selfless act.
“She gave everything for us, there was nothing she wouldn’t do,” said Peggy Hale, Pastrana’s daughter. “it was amazing actually we felt a sort of togetherness and happy to do it in honor of our mother.”
Her family says she was given convalescent plasma treatment.
“It didn’t work for her, unfortunately, but the nurses told us