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Survivors of COVID-19 wrestle with questions about God and purpose; one man shares his story.

CHICAGO - On the dresser in Emanuele Morso's hospital room stand two religious artifacts.

One he brought from home - a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel holding baby Jesus. The other is a crucifix given to Morso by Susan Doubet, a chaplain at the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, where he is recovering after contracting COVID-19 in June.

Doubet works in spiritual care and helps patients sort through complex questions, such as why they are alive when others are not, and what to do about the way life looks now.

"They'd be having these

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