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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Wolves’ Jarrett Culver and His Special Fan Addie Meet Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse

By CloseUp360, Partners
The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now. In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Timberwolves guard Jarrett Culver and his special fan, Addie Zimmerman—whom he's supported through her battle with cystic fibrosis—chatted with Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious disease physician at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Our special story with Jarrett and Addie, coming soon!...
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HOOPERS MEET HEROES: WIZARDS’ JOHN WALL AND D.C.’S RN ASHLEY JENKINS

Hoopers Meet Heroes: Wizards’ John Wall and D.C.’s RN Ashley Jenkins

By CloseUp360, Partners
The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now. In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Wizards All-Star John Wall chatted with registered nurse Ashley Jenkins. She's a surgical ICU patient care manager at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in D.C., where John's mother, Frances Pulley, received cancer treatment before her tragic passing this past winter. Click here to watch John’s Zoom chats...
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JOHN WALL SUPPORTS HOSPITAL STAFFERS WHO TREATED HIS MOTHER, NOW IN FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

John Wall Supports Hospital Staffers Who Treated His Mother, Now in Fight Against Coronavirus

By CloseUp360, Partners
Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall donated N95 masks and Chick-fil-A to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in D.C., and to UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, where his mother, Frances, received cancer treatment before her tragic passing this past winter. Watch John’s Zoom chats with the medical staffers who helped treat his mom—from the oncologist to the hospital's chaplain. Click here to watch John's chat with registered nurse Ashley Jenkins at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in D.C. Thank you to CloseUp360 producer Caron Butler, the Washington Wizards and John Wall Family Foundation. Healthcare professionals like Ashley need our help. So many...
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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Heat’s Bam Adebayo and Miami’s Dr. Damion Campbell

By CloseUp360, Partners
The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now. The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now. In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Heat All-Star Bam Adebayo chatted with Dr. Damion Campbell, a Montego Bay, Jamaica native who's an...
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PPE Weekly Briefing: Get Us PPE and Project N95 Combine Forces

By News, Partners, PPE Shortage Briefing, Press Releases

GETUSPPE.ORG & PROJECT N95 COMBINE FORCES TO CREATE THE LARGEST DEMAND SIDE DATABASE FOR PPE NATIONWIDE GetUsPPE and Project N95, two relief organizations addressing the critical shortage of PPE supply, today announced a national partnership to more efficiently source, match, and deliver PPE to healthcare providers. With this partnership, Project N95 and GetUsPPE combine their extensive PPE demand databases into the Demand Data Hub, designed to be the single destination for healthcare workers to report their PPE needs, and the nation’s authoritative source for PPE demand data. The Demand Data Hub now includes PPE requests from over 7,000 healthcare facilities….

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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson and OKC’s Maj. Jenifer Stockton

By CloseUp360, Partners
The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now. In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson chatted with Major Jenifer Stockton, a pulmonary nurse practitioner in Oklahoma City who has been serving in the Air National Guard for 19 years. They discussed dealing with the local outbreak while balancing parenting—Terrance with his one-year-old daughter and Maj. Stockton...
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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Celtics’ Enes Kanter and Boston’s Dr. Shuhan He

By CloseUp360, Partners
In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter chatted with Dr. Shuhan He, an emergency medicine physician in Boston who helped start GetUsPPE.org to provide adequate personal protective equipment to medical facilities. This episode could be called heroes meeting heroes, Dr. He is a life long basketball fan, and Enes's sibling is in medicine. They expressed their mutual admiration for the hard work needed to be successful in their fields. Dr. He and Enes also discussed the difficulties of life during quarantine...
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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Timberwolves’ Malik Beasley and Minneapolis’ Dr. Michael Joyner

By CloseUp360, Partners
Healthcare professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives every day to save patients. They are the heroes. But, amidst the pandemic, they are dealing with their own crisis. Many healthcare professionals are facing an imminent shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The need for PPE is especially dire in cities bracing for or enduring surges in COVID-19 cases. CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” video series connects NBA players with healthcare professionals. In each video, a player discusses the pandemic and the PPE shortage crisis with a healthcare professional in their city. In this video from the...
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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Los Angeles’ Dr. Nina Shapiro

By CloseUp360, Partners
Healthcare professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives every day to save patients. They are the heroes. But, amidst the pandemic, they are dealing with their own crisis. Many healthcare professionals are facing an imminent shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The need for PPE is especially dire in cities bracing for or enduring surges in COVID-19 cases. CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” video series connects NBA players with healthcare professionals. In each video, a player discusses the pandemic and the PPE shortage crisis with a healthcare professional in their city. In this video from the...
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Hoopers Meet Heroes: Pistons’ Langston Galloway and Detroit’s Dr. Sara Hegab

By CloseUp360, Partners
Healthcare professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives every day to save patients. They are the heroes. But, amidst the pandemic, they are dealing with their own crisis. Many healthcare professionals are facing an imminent shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The need for PPE is especially dire in cities bracing for or enduring surges in COVID-19 cases. CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” video series connects NBA players with healthcare professionals. In each video, a player discusses the pandemic and the PPE shortage crisis with a healthcare professional in their city. In this video from the...
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