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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

COVID risk hits local family harder than most

Emergency visit to Children's reminds family of why they mask up and distance


Last updated 9/16/2020 at 11:08am

It was just a cold, but it meant a visit to Children's Hospital for 3-year-old Finn Botts.

The boy's mother, Alisha Mitchell-Botts, is a Jackson High School graduate who grew up in Mays Pond. It was 15 long miles weaving through traffic from their Bothell home to get to Children's urgent care North Clinic in Everett, on Aug. 6.

Alisha said as she drove, she was thinking, "What if he stops breathing? What if we don't make it in time?"

Finn was in the back seat, under the watchful eye of his father, Howie Botts.

A cold is all it takes for Finn to need a nebulizer. The couple was Albuterol,...

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