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A family's experience with COVID-19

"I'm super healthy, no underlying conditions, I'm 45 years old and this kicked me on my butt."

Series: Coronavirus | Story 46

Last updated 4/10/2020 at 2:36pm

Courtesy the Knight family

Melinda Knight and her family, during their recent trip to Disneyland. They all felt sick, to varying degrees, after coming home. Melinda eventually tested positive for COVID-19. 

Melinda Knight and her family had just recently returned from a trip to Disneyland when one of her sons began feeling sick. 

"It just hit through all of us," she said. "Now I'm just kind of at the end of it. It's a nasty virus – there are symptoms that are nothing you've ever felt before." 


The first signs


It was President's Day weekend when her 12-year-old son, Payton, felt sick.

"He was sick for about three days and only got upper respiratory (symptoms)," Knight said. Luckily, his school was off for a four-day weekend since they had an in-service day that Friday. He returned to...

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