South Berwick father, two daughters test positive for coronavirus

A South Berwick man who tested positive for coronavirus is fighting for his life at Maine Medical Center as two of his daughters have also tested positive for the virus.Peter Jardine has been in a medically-induced coma for the last six days.”When you see someone like your father go down the way he did, it paralyzes you with fear, it stops you in your tracks and takes your breath away and it rocks you,” said his daughter, Ashley Jardine. She says he had no pre-existing conditions and was taking as many precautions as possible.”He was working remotely, he was staying inside, he was disinfecting, he didn’t make contact with anybody so I’ve been trying to wrap my brain about where he contracting this virus, but unfortunately we may never know,” she said.Ashley’s two sisters have also tested positive for COVID-19. One is in Denmark and is unable to come home because of the travel ban. The other is self-quarantining at home and monitoring symptoms.”It’s taken its toll on all of us,” Ashley said. “It’s been hard.”The South Berwick community is rallying behind the family as much as they can by contributing to their GoFundMe page and putting signs of encouragement on their lawn.Doctors tell Ashley her father is making progress, but very slowly. She hopes Mainers realize that if her father can get coronavirus, anyone can.”So stay home, and keep the prayers coming for my dad,” she said.

A South Berwick man who tested positive for coronavirus is fighting for his life at Maine Medical Center as two of his daughters have also tested positive for the virus.

Peter Jardine has been in a medically-induced coma for the last six days.

“When you see someone like your father go down the way he did, it paralyzes you with fear, it stops you in your tracks and takes your breath away and it rocks you,” said his daughter, Ashley Jardine.

She says he had no pre-existing conditions and was taking as many precautions as possible.

“He was working remotely, he was staying inside, he was disinfecting, he didn’t make contact with anybody so I’ve been trying to wrap my brain about where he contracting this virus, but unfortunately we may never know,” she said.

Ashley’s two sisters have also tested positive for COVID-19. One is in Denmark and is unable to come home because of the travel ban. The other is self-quarantining at home and monitoring symptoms.

“It’s taken its toll on all of us,” Ashley said. “It’s been hard.”

The South Berwick community is rallying behind the family as much as they can by contributing to their GoFundMe page and putting signs of encouragement on their lawn.

Doctors tell Ashley her father is making progress, but very slowly.

She hopes Mainers realize that if her father can get coronavirus, anyone can.

“So stay home, and keep the prayers coming for my dad,” she said.