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

By April 28, 2020May 2nd, 2020No Comments

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!

Healthcare professionals like Dr. Rajapakse 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.

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Olivia Hart