We THANK YOU. We see you walking into work during a pandemic. We see you with mask scars on your faces. We see your exhaustion and your tears. We see you comforting families. We see you missing your own family. We see you doing more than you ever signed up for. We see you saving lives.
This National Nurses Day and National Nurses Week, we appreciate you, and, we celebrate you. You are #HealthcareHeroes doing the hard work that is desperately needed right now. We are honored to bring you meals daily from World Central Kitchen, Beatstro, Bronx Drafthouse, Bricks & Hops, Mott Haven Bar & Grill and HERE TO HERE. Here in The Bronx, you are in the middle of the epicenter of COVID-19, and so many families are relying on you right now. From Lincoln Hospital to Bronxcare, from St. Barnabas to Montefiore, from New York State Nurses to 1199SEIU and the Public Employees Federation, we know that you are literally putting yourself in harm’s way to take care of others, and that is an amazing thing for a person to do each and every day.
We want to remind you to pause every now and then. Take a deep breath, sneak in a snack, or sit down for a meal. Know that you are greatly appreciated on this National Nurses Appreciation Day and every day. We are so grateful for your bravery, your dedication to our very health, and the compassion you show every day. We are grateful for you. We thank you.
Nurses, we BELIEVE in you.