Kate is already vulnerable to the common cold or flu. She needs to take immunosuppressants to manage her Biliary Atresia, a condition where the bile ducts to the liver are narrowed, blocked or completely missing.

“We live this heightened sense of concern and worry about any bug that is going around at all times,” Burrows said. “Maybe people will become a little bit more aware that keeping healthy keeps others healthy.”

Burrows is glad the virus has forced people to be vigilant about washing their hands and not going to work or school when sick.

“Do you personally want to be responsible for putting a child on life support? No.”