Marco Patriots help 96-year-old get a COVID-19 vaccine

Reporter: Rachel Cox-Rosen Writer: Drew Hill
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A 96-year-old woman is referring to the Marco Patriots as her saints.

Rita Lachmund had been trying, without luck, to book a vaccine appointment through the Naples Senior Center for weeks. And, she’s been stuck in her Marco Island home for a year.

So, when the Marco Patriots heard her story, they knew they had to help.

They booked Lauchmund an appointment and secured her a free ride to get her shot.

“They are angels. I was so excited when, I think her name was Judy, called me. It’s beginning to get better I feel like we’re over the hump,” said Rita.

Lachmund reiterates that she and her family tried for weeks to books an appointment to no avail before the Marco Patriots stepped in.

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