“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”. This famous opening line of the Charles Dickens classic, A Tale of Two Cities. It couldn’t be a truer description of the current world situation as a result of COVID-19. Apparently, times like these – a world pandemic – bring out the worst in some and the very best in others. Selfish acts that make me sad range from Letters to the Editor suggesting the aged and infirm are expendable, to residents flouting Stay at Home and Social Distancing orders. I’ve also seen extraordinarily selfless acts. Not just among frontline healthcare workers, who put their lives on the line every day to treat the sick, but fire fighters, police officers, and “essential workers” like grocery store cashiers, postal workers, and delivery drivers. These people inspire and amaze me.
I cannot begin to express my heartfelt appreciation for doctors, nurses, technicians and aides—everyone who works in hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. I cannot imagine the stress they endure. Knowing what they deal with, I do not know how they make it through the day. I am impressed with their ability to gather the strength to power through. They make incredible sacrifices for us at the incredible risk to their own lives and the lives of their family. Selfless. Selfless. Selfless.
Dr. Amy says, not all heroes wear capes. Amen.
We have several healthcare professionals in the GVWC. Nurse Lynn, who said during our Zoom Coffee on Saturday morning, “We are in a rock star state. We are doing everything right. Do whatever Dr. Acton and Gov. DeWine tell you to do.” Nurse Catherine is heading to Detroit to help that community where the curve is still rising. Dr. Neil, Dr. Steph, Dr. Alex, Dr. Dennis. Mark is at Children’s Hospital. Thank you, thank you, thank you! God bless you all and your families to stay safe and healthy. (I am sorry if I missed someone.) All y’all are heroes!
Make Wexner Medical Center Caregivers Smile
Speaking of appreciation, email BRAVO@osumc.edu with your encouraging words, pictures and videos to support our frontline healthcare workers at the Wexner Medical Center.
Flattening the Curve, Baby!
Still Helping Our Partners
Valter’s and Winans are still shut down except for carry out orders. They have been very generous to us. Today, more than ever, they need our support (as do other restaurant and bar owners).
You can assist Valter by ordering carry out: call 614 444-3531 or https://valtersatthemaennerchor.com/.
Anyone looking for treats from Winans, including chocolates, coffee beans or bottles of wine, email your request to email@example.com to schedule curbside pickup or delivery. Or order online at www.winanscolumbus.com.
Homemade Face Masks
Send us pictures of your homemade masks, and we will post them next week!
Youngsters Won’t Get This
On a lighter note, did you see Ohio animator creates tribute, parody video of DeWine & Acton? Youngsters likely won’t get this. Skip directly to the video here: https://youtu.be/awc0blNamSo
Motivation of the Week
Happy Passover and Easter! Till we walk together again. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!