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Alpha Kappa Alpha sorors delivers heartfelt tribute to sister recovering at home

An Atlanta woman recovering from chemo and in quarantine received a big surprise from her sorority sisters

ATLANTA — The impact of the global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way everyone connects.  While social distancing is a measure that’s being taken to keep us safe, many people are looking for creative ways to offer hope and send love to people close to them.

On Sunday, some Atlanta members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. came together in a big way for one of their sorors recovering from chemotherapy. They sang gospel music, prayed and strolled to 'Set it Off' all while showing their love for her.

Shannon Nicole Thompson shared the heartfelt moment on Facebook.

“In the midst of this quarantine craziness, my mom's linesisters found a way to show their support, make her smile and keep her fighting! She has been having a rough couple of days - the side effects from her chemo medication are kicking in, plus the fluid that has been forming around her heart and lungs have made it hard for her to breathe. Her linesisters had the most beautiful idea to come over and sing to her to lift her spirits - and of course they maintained social distancing... because Coronavirus,” Thompson wrote in the Facebook post.

Thompson went to on share the love from her mom’s “Fabulous 15” made her grateful.

“Although its a strange time in the world right now, not being able to hug and gather with loved ones the way you normally would, perhaps self-quarantining and social distancing is allowing space for creativity in how we show up for those we love the most,” Thompson added.


As we navigate different times, count on 11Alive to share your memorable moments. Use the hashag #sendthelove to share photos and videos.  We'll get through this together and your acts of kindness all over our community proves that every day.


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