Kelly Stone is the sister of actress Sharon Stone, and, at age 59, she is battling COVID-19. She’s been vocal about her struggles throughout the course of her illness.
Who is Kelly Stone?
Sharon Stone’s sister, Kelly Stone, currently lives in Montana with her husband. Kelly lived a pretty normal life until the pandemic hit earlier this year.
Kelly Stone also suffers from Lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation in different parts of the body. It makes one’s immune system to turn against itself and, unfortunately, can put one at high risk of COVID-19 complications.
Kelly knew this, and, together with her husband, self-isolated in their home in Montana. Since March, the pair have had no contact with the outside world other than occasional trips to the pharmacy.
They are both now hospitalised with Coronavirus, as actress Sharon Stone herself explained in an IGTV posted yesterday.
Sharon Stone’s worry and frustration
in the video, Sharon Stone urges people to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, arguing this is the only way the virus will be taken seriously by the US government.
She also goes on to explain how in states like Montana, you can only get tested if you are symptomatic, and results take up to five days to arrive.
The actress has taken to Instagram and Twitter to show the realities of COVID-19 through her sister’s struggles with the disease.
In her video, Stone directly blames people who choose not to wear masks for infecting her sister: “one of you non-maskers wearers did this”.
“There is no testing in her county unless you are symptomatic and then it’s a 5 day wait for the results” Stone explains on her IGTV post.
Kelly Stone posts from her hospital bed
Kelly Stone posted a heart-wrenching video of herself gasping for air and begging people to take the pandemic and the novel coronavirus seriously.
Kelly has been a vocal online health advocate throughout the pandemic. She’s been using her Instagram account to promote awareness for issues such as plasma donation and to spread information for those who suffer from depression.
We wish Kelly and her family all the love and strength in order for them to get through this. And to everyone reading this, wear a mask!