I've been an ER nurse for 24 years and I'm giving a shout out to all my coworkers past and present. For those of us who have been through H1N1, Ebola, and seasonal flu epidemics, we did our THING and are still here! With COVID-19...we're still doing our THING... STRONG WORK, MY FRIENDS!! Chins up!!
She's my best friend and a paramedic in Oklahoma. She doesn't complain about her career...and it's been her passion and all she's ever wanted to do. She selflessly and tirelessly goes to work every day, saving lives, and never gives herself the credit she deserves...constantly feeling like she should have or could have done more. She is constantly putting everyone else's wants and needs above her own, on and off the clock. She is truly an angel, but she never believes it when I tell her.
The absolute best role model I can ask for is Stephanie, my nurse practitioner. Her duel nursing, aka superhero, role is nothing short of amazing. As an RN working COVID-19 floors and taking care of the sickest, then as an NP taking care of patients in the office and through house calls to try to keep them out of the hospital. She's on the go seven days a week saving strangers while taking care of a sick parent as well. I am in awe of her work ethic and big heart.
One of my great friends is an amazing nurse: Crystal. She always gives 100% in anything she does and has worked as a nurse for over 10 years and worked through COVID-19. She is amazing and still finds time to be crafty lol. Crystal, thank you for all you do. I know we will all get through this and I know it hasn't been easy on you or your family, but stay strong. Love you. ♥️
My beautiful, amazing daughter Audra, thank you for the unconditional dignity, kindness, and love you give every day in the ICU to your patients and their families. You make the world a better place just by being in it. Stay safe. Stay strong. Know that you are appreciated.
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge someone whom I admire deeply. She consistently encourages and pushes others to be better versions of themselves. I have watched her work so hard to get where she is, not only occupationally but in ways that cannot be seen or measured. She is my sister and she is a critical care unit nurse, currently working on a locked COVID-19 unit. Tracy’s empathy, work ethic, sense of humor, and sharp mind have provided a perfect recipe for a one-of-a-kind nurse who makes a positive impact on the lives of the people she cares for. As the pandemic continued to escalate, she has cried, she has broken down, and she has at times exhausted all resources. But she pushes forward and continues to care. Tracy is truly a hero in my eyes, and I am so grateful to have her as a sister, a best friend, and that those she cares for get to experience a bit of the light inside her. May her light continue to shine.