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 with her four children.
Healthcare professionals like Maj. Stockton need our help. So many of them are facing an imminent shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment), especially in cities that are either bracing for or currently enduring surges in COVID-19 cases. The lack of PPE in medical facilities—including safety goggles, N95 masks, face shields and gowns—remains a serious concern in this global crisis. Those on the frontlines need this gear to stay safe and healthy while continuing to help patients who are battling this virus.
Please visit https://getusppe.org to donate.
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