“I want to tell you, my doctor that took care of me, we got to talking a little bit my last day in the hospital, and he just opened up and said that he was terrified that he would bring this virus home to his family too, but yet he knew he was doing what he needed to do. And then it struck me in such a way that, here, these men and women, doctors and nurses, are putting themselves in harm’s way every day to ensure that we recover… And then my nurse, she was a graduate of nursing school just five years ago. Just a kid, the age of one of my daughters. And she gowned up and wore a mask, [would] come in and take care of me and then hold my hand for just a few minutes. Just to give me that kind of human touch that you kind of needed. You know… her husband’s a first responder too… But it just struck me to think that these type of people that are out there that are willing to put themselves in harm’s way every day to make sure that we are healthy, we survive. And I’m just so thankful and so grateful for them. And if the lesson that can be learned from all this is if we can just continue to exercise good social distancing then that will be the key so other people like my doctor and my young nurse won’t be having to continue to put themselves in harm’s way. But I, I can’t thank them enough for what they did. I know I’m just one of many stories out there…”
– Patient, Hancock Health
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