Vivian Garcia Leonard studied to become a pharmacist in Cuba before coming to the U.S. in 1961.
Her daughter, also named Vivian, eventually followed in her mother's footsteps. So, too, did her daughter, Marissa Sofia Ochs. Today, the three generations of pharmacists live near each other and work in New York City.
But recently, the elder Vivian, who's 82, stopped working to limit her exposure to the virus.
In a remote StoryCorps conversation recorded last month, the women talked about living through the coronavirus pandemic.