Florida family plays Uno with son through window of special-needs facility amid coronavirus lockdown

Florida family plays Uno with son through window of special-needs facility amid coronavirus lockdown

America Together: Uplifting images of Americans pulling together during coronavirus pandemic Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Even with only the smallest window of opportunity, family will always find a way to stick together. Allison and Mike Leatzow, of Tallahassee, Fla., have been separated from their son Andrew since March 20, when the special-needs facility where he resides was forced to go on a mandatory 30-day lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. AMERICA TOGETHER: UPLIFTING STORIES OF AMERICANS FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT “It was like going through the stages of grief where we found ourselves angry,” Allison told Fox News. “We bargained — I had a friend who has direct contact with the governor’s office to make calls and see if we could get some kind of exception.” “It was like going through the stages of grief where we found ourselves angry,” Allison Leatzow told Fox News of finding out about the lockdown. (Allison Leatzow) Allison, Mike, and their younger son Jack soon came to accept the lockdown regulations, knowing it was best for everyone involved. But that didn’t stop them from vowing to make the best of things. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Andy’s facility just so happens to have a large sliding glass door connecting one of the common areas to the outside — and as the Leatzows soon learned, it was perfect for staging daily visits, albeit with a pane of glass separating Alison, Mike and Jack from Andy. “We visit him daily through the window and play his favorite game of Uno,” Andy’s mom said. Andy and mom Allison, dad Mike and brother Jack (left) have been visiting daily to play Uno, Andy’s favorite game, through the window […]

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