Dear health care worker,
This is long overdue. It’s a message we should have shared long ago, but we didn’t perhaps because we overlooked the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t anymore. It can no longer be ignored. The world has stopped.
Businesses have shut down. Sports have taken a back seat. And for most people, they have to abide by the stay-at-home order.
But not you.
Your courage is showing every day as you go to work and risk your health for others. You go home and before even saying hello to your loved ones, you must shower. During these unprecedented times, with many unknowns and no end in sight, you continue to fight.
It’s no secret, health care workers are a special breed. High stressed situations, chaotic scenes, sometimes dealing with life and death. For what? To keep others safe.Embed from Getty Images
But what has taken place over the past few months has been incredible—a story of selflessness—facing a virus with no known treatment. A virus that shows no discrimination. With over 1.9 million cases in the United States of America, with over 63,000 deaths, you continue to be positive.
It is because of you we can enjoy the simple things. When the present is so unclear, the future means more now than ever before. With your confidence, there is the hope of light at the end of the tunnel.
You may never get publicly recognized for your contributions, but know your sacrifice means the world. We appreciate everything you are doing. The most beautiful human trait somebody can have is the willingness to sacrifice their health and safety for the well beings of others.
Because the truth is, special people do extraordinary things.
You are my hero.