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In This Together: readers give thanks to the front line heroes

In This Together: readers give thanks to the front line heroes

614now Staff

The impacts of COVID-19 have hit hard in every single state and Ohio is no exception. This pandemic has put our hospital workers, doctors, nurses, police officers, and everyone in between on the front line of defending our public health. There have been early mornings, long nights, and plenty of sacrifices.

We want to make sure these efforts don’t go unnoticed. We felt a proper thank you is needed right now. So in a way of saying thanks, we gathered responses and shoutouts from readers to all of the folks who are putting in the hours on the front line.

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“My next door neighbor is a surgeon, currently working as an ICU doctor. I see her come home from 12+ hour shifts working directly with COVID-19 patients. She has sacrificed so incredibly much and my heart goes out to her and all the others just like her. She is a true hero and I’m incredibly grateful for her.” — Jayme Hitchcock

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“So many praises to so many people that are going above and beyond to help those in need. I want to say thank you to Colin Kaide, MD—an ER Doctor at OSU Wexner Medical Center—who not only keeps us informed, but also courageously takes care of patients. Thank you to High Bank and Watershed Distillery that are putting their normal alcohol distillation process on hold to make necessary hand sanitizers for the community and NOT price gouging us when we purchase. Thank you to the countless delivery drivers on every street providing for those who can’t go out to shop or grab their meals.” — Teresa Haas

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“Thank you, Katie Kamradt! You are sacrificing so much, including time with your family, your own personal health, and the comfort of your own home, to take care of others. You are a rockstar and the epitome of selflessness!” — Ariel Schwartz

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“Thank you to Lindsay Tsai and Adam Ingram for continuing to serve as pharmacists at OSU!!!” — Samantha Miniato

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“My friend Jennifer Natali has sewn over 900 face masks that she donates to anyone in need in Ohio and all over the country. She is an incredibly dedicated friend, wife, and mother.” — Kevin James

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“Thank you to my sister, Katie, who works as a physical therapist in a nursing home. She has been going in day after day to assist her residents without complaint, despite being seven months pregnant with her first child. Her selflessness has always been a shining example for me to follow, and her actions during this epidemic are no different. I am proud, as always, to be her brother.” — Evan McCoy

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“THANK YOU to everyone on the front lines making sure we’re safe, healthy, and have everything we need during this difficult time. Grocery store workers, you all are superstars. Medical professionals, we know what a sacrifice it is to walk in to work every day and I can’t thank you enough. A special shoutout to nurse Anissa! These times are trying, and I’m comforted to know that patients have you taking care of them. Thank you for everything you do.” — Alaina Morakis

These responses have been lightly edited for grammar and space.

If you would like to give a ‘thank you’ or ‘shout out’ to someone doing good, please email us here.

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