Rhonda Cagle and her husband, Lorenzo Sierra/ Courtesy photo Rhonda Cagle
By Arizona Representative Lorenzo Sierra opinion contributor
Opinion: Too many of us value our misguided personal beliefs more than the well-being of others. I’ve been thinking about that a lot as I recover from COVID-19.
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)
“Representative Sierra, can you open your eyes?”
I struggled to comply. When I finally did, I found myself in a situation no one ever wants to be.
Yet a few days ago, that’s exactly where I was, waking up to the voices of my doctors in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital, telling me I had been on a ventilator and heavily sedated for four days.
Disoriented and exhausted, I could have sworn I was with my family on a visit to my daughter in Washington, D.C., just 10 minutes prior. My mind swirled as my doctor asked me THE question.
“Can you tell me your name?”
Of course, I thought, my name is …
It’s . . .