As COVID-19 cases climb from the delta variant across the country in unvaccinated individuals, a Nebraska woman is speaking out from her hospital bed.

Shelly Wachter of Syracuse, Nebraska was diagnosed with the coronavirus one week ago. On Thursday, the 59-year-old talked to reporters via Zoom from her hospital bed.

Bryan Health doctors said she was close to needing intensive care but has responded well to treatment and is now feeling better.

Wachter said she didn’t get the vaccine because the messaging felt political and became “white noise.” Now she’s urging others to ignore the politics and get the shot to prevent others what she has gone through.

ABC World News Tonight shares her message