Originally published in Ohio Gadfly Daily on March 31, 2023.
This story may not sound at first like good news: Northeast Ohio teenager Eliana Rosario is still experiencing numerous long-Covid symptoms more than two and a half years after first contracting the disease. However, she calls Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) her “saving grace” through it all. She was able to work flexibly and concentrate on her school work as her illness developed and her treatments changed. And she says that the ability to keep moving forward at this atypical pace kept her from falling behind. OHVA 12th grade principal Megan Daley notes that Eliana is not alone in needing or embracing the flexibility of virtual learning over the last few years. And Eliana sees yet another silver lining to her experiences: “I get to share with people that life happens, but don’t give up because good things can come out of it.” Well said.
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