In this very dark time, looking for spots of light is so much more important than ever before.
While we, almost non-stop, hear of folks dying--we miss the stories where people overcome the odds and win their battles against this deadly virus.
Allison S.—@allie211 on Twitter—is a nurse at Atlantic Health in Morristown, New Jersey. She posted a heartwarming picture of a man holding a cardboard sign that reads:
"Thank you all in emergency for saving my wife's life. I love you all."
They shared a screenshot of their private Instagram post.
In the caption of the photo, she recounted how this happened.
"In triage the other day, I heard a knock on the window...this was what I saw-this man knew he couldn't come in but wanted to show some gratitude," she began.
"...he had tears pouring down his face-I peeked out the door and asked him how his wife was-he said, 'great, she is going home today, you are all amazing."
"I don't know him, I don't know his wife, but through the last 13 years as a nurse, I realized, this is why we do it- times are tough, but we make a difference."
In response, folks want to know what they can do to make sure their nurses know they are appreciated.
The news every day points to more death and destruction on the horizon, with hospitals rapidly running out of equipment.
That's why the glimmers of hope, as sparing and as few as they may be, are even more important.
Make no mistake-no matter how dark it gets, no matter how bleak; hope still reigns.
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