Rachel Kolisi thanks God for saving her family from coronavirus after suffering
Businesswoman and wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, Rachel Kolisi, has shared an update on her family’s Covid-19 battle, saying all of them have survived the virus.
In an Instagram post, Rachel shared that her family was Covid-free after being in isolation for nearly a fortnight.
“Personally I’m still fatigued and dare I say a touch of an area head — struggling to focus. Also, smell and taste remain not 100%,” she said.
Rachel expressed her gratitude to her followers and health-care workers who messaged her during the time.
“So many of us have loved ones fighting for their lives or have lost loved ones to the present virus. My DMs are flooded with people that have tested positive and immediately are flooded with anxiety.
“I also received plenty of messages from health-care workers sharing their utter exhaustion and daily trauma experiences. I even have loved seeing how people have connected on my previous posts about Covid sharing advice and encouragement — more of this please, generally,” said Rachel.
Rachel tested positive for Covid-19 just days before the top of 2020 and shared the struggles of her self-isolating far away from her husband and their children.
“It’s been so rough and scary sometimes, especially once you have small kids who don’t understand why they can’t touch you,” she said the time.
Two weeks later, she shared that her youngest daughter Keziah and Siya’s sister Liphelo were also infected by the virus.
In an emotional post, Siya described his wife’s experience as a “rollercoaster” ride and said it had been difficult not physically being next to her while she fought the virus.
“Date nights have changed a touch. It’s been a rollercoaster experience. I tested negative, which I’m incredibly grateful for! Seeing how hard it’s been for Rachel has not been easy, especially once I can’t physically be together with her,” he said.
“It’s definitely taken a toll on the youngsters not having their mom with us. I’ve picked up all the household responsibility and for the primary time ever, I realized what it’s been like once I continue tours. It’s tough .”