This is the story of Eloisa, a Filipina, who works as a nurse at the Elmhurst Hospital, the epicenter of the COVID19 contagion in New York written by Story Weavers Ann Constantino Beck, DJ Chinita, Elizabeth Cueva, Grace Labaguis, Joyce Andes-David, Lara Gregory, Laura Garcia, Mona Kuker, Muriel Iturralde, Nieva Quezon-Burdick, Vanette Colmenares, Vivian Talambiras-Cruz, Cristina DC Pastor, and Marivir Montebon.
Marivir: In the summer of 2020, Eloisa married Michael with only the priest and one witness, Brianne around in her living room. Every guest was on Zoom, including Sofia who had to learn to navigate the computer.
Eloisa Almeda-Salva served as president of the National Nurses Association of America in 2030-2032, steadfastly advocating for nurses’ protection in the tradition of her predecessors who pushed for adequate PPE and hazard pay.
In 2033, Eloisa became a President Warren Awardee for Public Service.
Michael Salva serves as the congressional representative of Elmhurst, and is a doting, hands-on-father to their three children.
Eloisa’s novel, which she co-authored with Michael, “I found love in the time of the coronavirus,” won a Pulitzer in Medical Literature in 2032, a narrative on how the couple survived the harrowing pandemic that lasted for three years until the COVID19 vaccine was perfected. Their novel has continued to be a bestseller in the US and Europe.
The couple lives in Forest Hills with their children, and the youngest member of the family, Vico, a Siberian husky.