Woman isolated at home connects to others by giving

Coronavirus
In this photo provided by Corinna Dewar, Dewar poses for a selfie while preparing care packages of sanitizing products to give to friends, family and neighbors at her home in Carmichael, Calif., on Dec. 30, 2020. In past years Dewar and her husband have made and delivered cookies, but this year they decided due to the pandemic that giving necessities like cleaning supplies would be safe and practical. (Corinna Dewar via AP)

In this photo provided by Corinna Dewar, Dewar poses for a selfie while preparing care packages of sanitizing products to give to friends, family and neighbors at her home in Carmichael, Calif., on Dec. 30, 2020. In past years Dewar and her husband have made and delivered cookies, but this year they decided due to the pandemic that giving necessities like cleaning supplies would be safe and practical. (Corinna Dewar via AP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Corinna Dewar usually bakes cookies for neighbors in her Sacramento, California, suburb and drops them off at their doors at Christmas.

This holiday season, instead, she gave them Santa-decorated care packages of sanitizing products to help them stay safe during the pandemic.

The 44-year-old, who has a rare lung disease that keeps her homebound, says giving back to others was especially important in 2020 when she also went through cancer treatment.

“Finding and sending products to friends and family helped me stay connected to them,” she said. “And it gave me a small way to help out and focus on something other than my health and the pandemic.”

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories
North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline: 1-866-462-3821

MOST POPULAR

Follow FOX8 on Twitter