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On the day in April 2020 that Valerie Mekki misplaced her job, she was scared to share the dangerous information together with her youngsters. So she hid in her room for 45 minutes.
“I simply did not need to face them,” says Mekki, who labored in style merchandising for greater than 18 years and was the only real supplier of medical insurance for her household. “I had the disgrace and the guilt.”
However her youngsters stunned her with their optimism.
“They’d seen me work so laborious within the style business. To them, it was