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Wrapping Up a Great Giveaway

Wrapping Up a Great Giveaway

With many states across the country on lockdown, once-bustling cities have become empty and desolated places like the abandoned streets in the movie The Avengers: Endgame.

But while the general population were handed “stay home” orders, a group of people stepped up and gave everything they had, and much more, to keep our communities safe, fed and protected. We call them the Avengers Front line Heroes.

As a token of our appreciation of the sacrifices and hard work of all our frontline heroes, we partnered with Thinkware North America and announced the Frontline Hero $10K Giveaway. We have asked everyone across the US and Canada to send in their front line hero stories for a chance to win a free dash cam.

15 days, 436 submissions

15 days, 436 submissions from 41 states and 7 provinces across the US and Canada - our Frontline Hero has officially ended. But before we wrap things up, we want to do a recap of this breakthrough event, after all, it is our first time hosting a giveaway of this scale and we did all the planning and execution while working from home!

Our 50 Winners

The stories that touched our hearts

From the United States:

Rey Ann and Bo B.

from Whittier, CA

Bo B. is my Husband who work almost 7 days a week since the pandemic started this year, He works at PIH as per diem position only because he also doing a full time school to complete his Bachelors in Radiology and about to complete later this year. But since many employees got sick and request some time off, My husband was called to cover up many shifts and different location like urgent care clinics. I nominate him simply because i want to share that there are people who really do sacrifice during this dark times. He could have said no and stay home and just do short hours of work and spend time with his family, but he decided that its call of duty that he cannot refuse while at the same time doing school full time. He has a choice not to take risk and get us sick when he returns home but he decide that making bit more money to bring food to the table for us during this pandemic and at the same time helping people at the hospital, is a win win situation.

Bo B. is my Husband who work almost 7 days a week since the pandemic started this year, He works at PIH as per diem position only because he also doing a full time school to complete his Bachelors in Radiology and about to complete later this year. But since many employees got sick and request some time off, My husband was called to cover up many shifts and different location like urgent care clinics. I nominate him simply because i want to share that there are people who really do sacrifice during this dark times. He could have said no and stay home and just do short hours of work and spend time with his family, but he decided that its call of duty that he cannot refuse while at the same time doing school full time. He has a choice not to take risk and get us sick when he returns home but he decide that making bit more money to bring food to the table for us during this pandemic and at the same time helping people at the hospital, is a win win situation.

Ryan B.

from Brocton, MA

My wife and I are both emergency room nurses. My wife works in the largest trauma ER in southern Massachusetts and I work for the Boston Veteran Affairs healthcare taking care of US veterans. We both work longer and more frequent hours under increasingly stressful circumstances. We both were diagnosed with Covid19 in March and have since recovered and still call the bell to care for patients. I’m nominating myself with my wife as a secondary winner if selected since we both look forward the opportunity to use a dash cam. We appreciate what you guys are doing. Thanks.

My wife and I are both emergency room nurses. My wife works in the largest trauma ER in southern Massachusetts and I work for the Boston Veteran Affairs healthcare taking care of US veterans. We both work longer and more frequent hours under increasingly stressful circumstances. We both were diagnosed with Covid19 in March and have since recovered and still call the bell to care for patients. I’m nominating myself with my wife as a secondary winner if selected since we both look forward the opportunity to use a dash cam. We appreciate what you guys are doing. Thanks.

Sarah B.

from Dallas, TX

I'm an EMT for a ground and air ambulance service that covers Dallas and the surrounding areas. I work a 24 hour shift pattern, with calls ranging from high-risk pregnancies to donor organs transported for surgery, and everything in between. I also have on call days, which means that on my days off I can get called in from wherever I happen to be and drive to a particular station to cover another ambulance. My base station is about 20 miles from home, but some on call days have meant a 50 mile drive just to get to a station. When this started I volunteered to be on my agency's Infections Disease Response team (sorry, Mom), because I wanted to feel like I was doing as much as I could to help. Being on the team means that if there is a COVID patient, my partner and I will take the call instead of another ambulance. We are trained to transport these high-risk calls and how to properly decon our equipment, and it helps to minimize the risk of exposure for our coworkers. It's been a steep learning curve, but it's also been a blessing. I know I'm making a difference, and I love being alongside my fellow healthcare providers.

I'm an EMT for a ground and air ambulance service that covers Dallas and the surrounding areas. I work a 24 hour shift pattern, with calls ranging from high-risk pregnancies to donor organs transported for surgery, and everything in between. I also have on call days, which means that on my days off I can get called in from wherever I happen to be and drive to a particular station to cover another ambulance. My base station is about 20 miles from home, but some on call days have meant a 50 mile drive just to get to a station. When this started I volunteered to be on my agency's Infections Disease Response team (sorry, Mom), because I wanted to feel like I was doing as much as I could to help. Being on the team means that if there is a COVID patient, my partner and I will take the call instead of another ambulance. We are trained to transport these high-risk calls and how to properly decon our equipment, and it helps to minimize the risk of exposure for our coworkers. It's been a steep learning curve, but it's also been a blessing. I know I'm making a difference, and I love being alongside my fellow healthcare providers.

Justin B.

from Stony Brook, NY

Justin is currently working nights on the covid-19 floors at Stony Brook University Hospital. With almost all residents in his hospital being reassigned, and despite being a surgical resident and pneumonia being very outside his specialty, he has taken the call to arms in stride and works day in and day out to support his patients and fellow colleagues in battling this devastating pandemic. He is actively putting himself at risk on a daily basis in order to serve his community. He is doing so at the sacrifice of being unable to see his family, friends, or girlfriend, or his sisters newborn baby. This is tough on all of us and I know it must be for him, but he just keeps going forward. Additional for the past few weeks he has been facilitating numerous donations for companies of all types in order to feed and support his fellow colleagues on the frontlines with him. He is truly a hero, he is absolutely deserving, and we are lucky to have people like him on the frontlines.

Justin is currently working nights on the covid-19 floors at Stony Brook University Hospital. With almost all residents in his hospital being reassigned, and despite being a surgical resident and pneumonia being very outside his specialty, he has taken the call to arms in stride and works day in and day out to support his patients and fellow colleagues in battling this devastating pandemic. He is actively putting himself at risk on a daily basis in order to serve his community. He is doing so at the sacrifice of being unable to see his family, friends, or girlfriend, or his sisters newborn baby. This is tough on all of us and I know it must be for him, but he just keeps going forward. Additional for the past few weeks he has been facilitating numerous donations for companies of all types in order to feed and support his fellow colleagues on the frontlines with him. He is truly a hero, he is absolutely deserving, and we are lucky to have people like him on the frontlines.

Alicia C.

from Gaithersburg, MD

I have been an ICU nurse for over 10 years, and I am a former volunteer EMT as well. I started travel nursing 5 years ago which has led me to multiple cross country road trips, I have worked in 8 different States, visited 45 States, and have been to all seven continents as well. So far during COVID crisis, I have been on contract at a hospital in Oregon, taking care of critical ill Covid and non-Covid patients. My contract just finished, and I am about to hit the road to head towards the East coast, where the harder hit areas are. I am working on getting my next nursing contract straight into the frontlines of the Pandemic.

I have been an ICU nurse for over 10 years, and I am a former volunteer EMT as well. I started travel nursing 5 years ago which has led me to multiple cross country road trips, I have worked in 8 different States, visited 45 States, and have been to all seven continents as well. So far during COVID crisis, I have been on contract at a hospital in Oregon, taking care of critical ill Covid and non-Covid patients. My contract just finished, and I am about to hit the road to head towards the East coast, where the harder hit areas are. I am working on getting my next nursing contract straight into the frontlines of the Pandemic.

Brooke C.

from Stauton, VA

I am a physician assistant working on the frontlines staffing the COVID section of the Emergency Department Things have been stressful at work as I am constant exposed to COVID patients. Despite the significant risk and stress, I can't imagine having any other job and I feel grateful to be able to help others and provide comfort and support during this pandemic. That being said, I have put my needs and wants on the backburner and would definitely appreciate a pick me up. This would be very helpful for me as I drive highway 81 to get to work and there are many accidents. I have actually been in an accident myself on the way to work because I have gotten cut off by someone who did not use a turn signal. I am lucky to be alive after that and know that a dashcam would help protect me if another similar situation presented it self (although hopefull it will not!). Thank you for everything that you are doing to support frontliners like myself

I am a physician assistant working on the frontlines staffing the COVID section of the Emergency Department Things have been stressful at work as I am constant exposed to COVID patients. Despite the significant risk and stress, I can't imagine having any other job and I feel grateful to be able to help others and provide comfort and support during this pandemic. That being said, I have put my needs and wants on the backburner and would definitely appreciate a pick me up. This would be very helpful for me as I drive highway 81 to get to work and there are many accidents. I have actually been in an accident myself on the way to work because I have gotten cut off by someone who did not use a turn signal. I am lucky to be alive after that and know that a dashcam would help protect me if another similar situation presented it self (although hopefull it will not!). Thank you for everything that you are doing to support frontliners like myself

Robert and Luis C.

from Round Rock, TX

Nominating my husband Luis. He has worked as a CNA caring for the elderly for the last 15 years. He serves as a caregiver for a medium sized facility, and specializing in those residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He works countless hours for subpar wages, (as do all CNAs), but continues to do so due to his passion and good nature. He even uses his own money to buy the residents personal hygiene items that are better quality than they normally get, going so far as to buy hair color kits to make the ladies feel good, and aftershave for the men. After a long shift, many times a double, he comes home, where he continues to use his skills with his mother in law, who has Alzheimer’s herself, living with us while we care for her. He is a true frontline hero, at work, and at home.

Nominating my husband Luis. He has worked as a CNA caring for the elderly for the last 15 years. He serves as a caregiver for a medium sized facility, and specializing in those residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He works countless hours for subpar wages, (as do all CNAs), but continues to do so due to his passion and good nature. He even uses his own money to buy the residents personal hygiene items that are better quality than they normally get, going so far as to buy hair color kits to make the ladies feel good, and aftershave for the men. After a long shift, many times a double, he comes home, where he continues to use his skills with his mother in law, who has Alzheimer’s herself, living with us while we care for her. He is a true frontline hero, at work, and at home.

Sybyl and Alan James C.

from Federal Way, WA

I wanted to nominate this person, a medical technologist working at Tacoma, WA. for doing a good job helping to save people’s lives for being proficient and efficient coming to work everyday to do non-stop covid19 testing at their Lab. Exposing and risking her own life to the virus itself just to get the testing done and to help treat and diagnose the disease. Please consider her as she is contributing something big to our community.

I wanted to nominate this person, a medical technologist working at Tacoma, WA. for doing a good job helping to save people’s lives for being proficient and efficient coming to work everyday to do non-stop covid19 testing at their Lab. Exposing and risking her own life to the virus itself just to get the testing done and to help treat and diagnose the disease. Please consider her as she is contributing something big to our community.

Christie C.

from Austin, TX

Christie is currently a certified anesthesiologist assistant that works in the operating room. As an anesthesia provider, she is often overlooked since patients are asleep when she does all of her hard work. Especially under the current circumstances, she is one of the most exposed providers due to her skill to place breathing tubes. Not only does she manage the patient's airway on a ventilator, she also places intravenous lines in order to deliver medications to the patient. Christie has been working endlessly to adapt to the constant new changes and challenges she faces daily with COVID-19. Her hospital is facing shortages of PPE so they are reusing masks. I can't be more thankful for her dedication to her job and patients. She is literally spending her birthday working this year. People like her are the reason we have a chance to against this pandemic. She fearlessly goes into work everyday knowing she may or may not contract this dangerous virus. Please chose her, she deserves it more than you know and I know she would be incredibly thankful. Also, thank you for recognizing frontline workers and taking the time to give back!

Christie is currently a certified anesthesiologist assistant that works in the operating room. As an anesthesia provider, she is often overlooked since patients are asleep when she does all of her hard work. Especially under the current circumstances, she is one of the most exposed providers due to her skill to place breathing tubes. Not only does she manage the patient's airway on a ventilator, she also places intravenous lines in order to deliver medications to the patient. Christie has been working endlessly to adapt to the constant new changes and challenges she faces daily with COVID-19. Her hospital is facing shortages of PPE so they are reusing masks. I can't be more thankful for her dedication to her job and patients. She is literally spending her birthday working this year. People like her are the reason we have a chance to against this pandemic. She fearlessly goes into work everyday knowing she may or may not contract this dangerous virus. Please chose her, she deserves it more than you know and I know she would be incredibly thankful. Also, thank you for recognizing frontline workers and taking the time to give back!

Michelle and Cres. F

from Salem, OR

My sister, a registered clinical nurse and is currently taking care of numbers of COVID-19 patients in a medical unit. She is a very hardworking nurse and during these very unfortunate event of pandemic, they are experiencing an extremely shortage of PPEs. As they bring comfort to their patients, it would also mean the world for us their family members to know that they are safe and comfortable and take care of themselves as they fight this battle. She currently lives alone in an apartment away from us and her own family to protect us from possibly becoming infected especially because I am pregnant and my parents are very much old and are also having their health at risks. Although she wants to show us that she is brave and strong enough to get through another day out alive from the hospital, I know that her mental health like every other nurses are also at sake because she cant hug her family and be with them during this difficult time. This would definitely bring a smile to her face as they also bring hope and light to their patients hearts. I hope that you continue to support and supply our frontliners who are in need. I am sure that good deeds will come back to you as well. Bless your hearts!

My sister, a registered clinical nurse and is currently taking care of numbers of COVID-19 patients in a medical unit. She is a very hardworking nurse and during these very unfortunate event of pandemic, they are experiencing an extremely shortage of PPEs. As they bring comfort to their patients, it would also mean the world for us their family members to know that they are safe and comfortable and take care of themselves as they fight this battle. She currently lives alone in an apartment away from us and her own family to protect us from possibly becoming infected especially because I am pregnant and my parents are very much old and are also having their health at risks. Although she wants to show us that she is brave and strong enough to get through another day out alive from the hospital, I know that her mental health like every other nurses are also at sake because she cant hug her family and be with them during this difficult time. This would definitely bring a smile to her face as they also bring hope and light to their patients hearts. I hope that you continue to support and supply our frontliners who are in need. I am sure that good deeds will come back to you as well. Bless your hearts!

Alexia G.

from Oak Bluffs, MA

I’m fortunate to work at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, a critical access hospital off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Before Covid hit us I was just the office supervisor for our amazing Rehabilitation department. Due to the pandemic our outpatient clinic (as many others around the hospital) were forced to close to ensure patient/staff safety. Due to the closure of many departments several employees entered a re-deployment pool to be able to maintain their jobs during this difficult time. In a matter of days I went from directly managing 7 employees to managing 35+ employees from all over my hospital. These employees have been assigned to fulfill different roles and very challenging shifts. It has been one hell of a ride adjusting to the new normal. As healthcare workers we are often asked to perform under stress and pressure but nothing compares to what we have been through in the past 2 months. We live on a small island and the best means of transportation is our cars! Thank you for this opportunity and all your kindness!

I’m fortunate to work at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, a critical access hospital off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Before Covid hit us I was just the office supervisor for our amazing Rehabilitation department. Due to the pandemic our outpatient clinic (as many others around the hospital) were forced to close to ensure patient/staff safety. Due to the closure of many departments several employees entered a re-deployment pool to be able to maintain their jobs during this difficult time. In a matter of days I went from directly managing 7 employees to managing 35+ employees from all over my hospital. These employees have been assigned to fulfill different roles and very challenging shifts. It has been one hell of a ride adjusting to the new normal. As healthcare workers we are often asked to perform under stress and pressure but nothing compares to what we have been through in the past 2 months. We live on a small island and the best means of transportation is our cars! Thank you for this opportunity and all your kindness!

Richard H.

from Barnsdall, OK

Hi! My name is Rick Hubbard. I'm a truck driver for Walmart. As a driver I'm used to long hours and nights away from home. That's the life. However, when the virus hit and the shelves were wiped out, myself and countless other drivers were called upon to leave our families and enter the hardest hit areas to ensure people had what they need. I've been driving for 14 years and married 18, so my wife is accustomed to the life. Still, it's hard leaving but it's even harder now. She's on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. She's 38. She was a nurse before she fell ill. I do this job because I love it. Being out longer, weeks at a time, and working close to 100 hours a week takes its toll on everything. Hopefully we can return to normal soon. Until then, I'll be out there bringing you what you need for daily life. Cross your fingers I don't bring anything home to my wife and dog but me. Thanks for your consideration.

Hi! My name is Rick Hubbard. I'm a truck driver for Walmart. As a driver I'm used to long hours and nights away from home. That's the life. However, when the virus hit and the shelves were wiped out, myself and countless other drivers were called upon to leave our families and enter the hardest hit areas to ensure people had what they need. I've been driving for 14 years and married 18, so my wife is accustomed to the life. Still, it's hard leaving but it's even harder now. She's on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. She's 38. She was a nurse before she fell ill. I do this job because I love it. Being out longer, weeks at a time, and working close to 100 hours a week takes its toll on everything. Hopefully we can return to normal soon. Until then, I'll be out there bringing you what you need for daily life. Cross your fingers I don't bring anything home to my wife and dog but me. Thanks for your consideration.

Dion I.

from Santa Barbara, CA

We are surviving here where I from. Many new findings with this pandemic and also learning new ones as they are discovered. Dion, also known as Dee to many of his friends and colleagues but I could see myself as "Dee"Termined. As a service technician with the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, I provide many various projects and behind the scenes in order to help decrease the curve during this essential times. I am doing my part in helping the community be safe, supported and self-sufficient during this pandemic, by reaching out to various agencies to find shelter for those that are homeless and are struggling during this time of uncertainty. Roughly 60% Homeless populations are not aware of what is going on nor do they have the knowledge to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. I formulate facilities use agreements for shelter operations and staff them with workers. I collaborate with agencies to help find donations and work closely with local food banks to insure that the community is fed. I also enforce that social distancing is being demonstrated at these shelters, as well as educate them the importance of social distancing. I also engage with the community and make sure they are aware of all the county and state services they can apply for; giving them a fresh new start. Aside from helping the community, I also help my fellow essential workers. I also play a vital role with PPE supplies. I order and distribute all safety masks, whether it be the N95 respirators or the surgical mask, latex gloves, and hand sanitizers for the facilities. This was no easy task as supplies were dwindling I had to be extra aware of stock levels and be able to meet the demands for all. This has been a challenging time for me but I have found the resources and had to think outside the box for my operations to be successful

We are surviving here where I from. Many new findings with this pandemic and also learning new ones as they are discovered. Dion, also known as Dee to many of his friends and colleagues but I could see myself as "Dee"Termined. As a service technician with the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, I provide many various projects and behind the scenes in order to help decrease the curve during this essential times. I am doing my part in helping the community be safe, supported and self-sufficient during this pandemic, by reaching out to various agencies to find shelter for those that are homeless and are struggling during this time of uncertainty. Roughly 60% Homeless populations are not aware of what is going on nor do they have the knowledge to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. I formulate facilities use agreements for shelter operations and staff them with workers. I collaborate with agencies to help find donations and work closely with local food banks to insure that the community is fed. I also enforce that social distancing is being demonstrated at these shelters, as well as educate them the importance of social distancing. I also engage with the community and make sure they are aware of all the county and state services they can apply for; giving them a fresh new start. Aside from helping the community, I also help my fellow essential workers. I also play a vital role with PPE supplies. I order and distribute all safety masks, whether it be the N95 respirators or the surgical mask, latex gloves, and hand sanitizers for the facilities. This was no easy task as supplies were dwindling I had to be extra aware of stock levels and be able to meet the demands for all. This has been a challenging time for me but I have found the resources and had to think outside the box for my operations to be successful

Ryan J.

from Gansevoort, NY

Hello! My name is Ryan Jeremias and I work at Walmart as an overnight stocker. I have worked 60+ hours the last few weeks to keep these shelves stocked. I come into work whenever is requested by me by management because I know the task our store has for the community. I do my best to have top notch customer service day in and out. I love leaving at the end of the day knowing that the shelves are stocked and theres essential supplies for people. And there has always been a line out the door each morning when we open. Never felt more appreciated for the work I do, than I do now. Many customers thank me and so do management. This dash cam would be just another way for the community to show their appreciation to me. Thanks!

Hello! My name is Ryan Jeremias and I work at Walmart as an overnight stocker. I have worked 60+ hours the last few weeks to keep these shelves stocked. I come into work whenever is requested by me by management because I know the task our store has for the community. I do my best to have top notch customer service day in and out. I love leaving at the end of the day knowing that the shelves are stocked and theres essential supplies for people. And there has always been a line out the door each morning when we open. Never felt more appreciated for the work I do, than I do now. Many customers thank me and so do management. This dash cam would be just another way for the community to show their appreciation to me. Thanks!

Megan and Daniel K.

from Frisco, TX

My husband Daniel has been a firefighter for a little over two years and recently became a paramedic right before all of the pandemic started. It’s been a huge learning curve for him and there is an added level of stress that has come with working during this time. I am so proud of how hard he has worked and the long journey it took him just to get here. He just got a new truck and was talking about getting a camera for it so I know he would appreciate this so much!

My husband Daniel has been a firefighter for a little over two years and recently became a paramedic right before all of the pandemic started. It’s been a huge learning curve for him and there is an added level of stress that has come with working during this time. I am so proud of how hard he has worked and the long journey it took him just to get here. He just got a new truck and was talking about getting a camera for it so I know he would appreciate this so much!

Lucy K.

from New York, NY

My name is Lucy Khong; I am a Registered Nurse for the New York Presbyterian hospital system. I work with some of the most amazing, selfless, and intelligent humans on earth. We work on an Intensive Care Unit that specializes in cardiac surgeries for pediatrics (in short, we fix the broken hearts of babies and children). The hospital system has been so strained for healthcare workers, supplies, and equipment. Everyday we’re told contradicting protocols; many of which have been loosened by our government and institutions, all of which leave us feeling less protected. Since the start of this pandemic, we opened our floor to adult Covid positive patients to help take some of the stress off our colleagues working in our adult units. I have worked for 10 years in a medical adult ICU, so i have experience with taking care of an adult population but many of my colleagues have not. It is a scary and emotional time as we are all trying to figure out how to do our jobs to the best of our abilities given the little resources we have. We’re physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. A lot of us have completely isolated ourselves from our family and loved ones because we are afraid of exposing them. We, ourselves, do not know if we will get sick and be able to see them again. We have no relief at work or in our homes. Many of us have started taking housing away from home to do what we can, to keep our own families safe while still continuing to do what we need to in order to save as many lives as possible. A lot of us have gotten sick from lack of PPE, but we are still standing, still pushing through. We all go through waves of emotions. All of the emotions one person feels throughout an entire lifetime but it’s happening at once and I am sure once this is all over and we have the time to take a breather, the flood gates will come pouring out of us.   The outpour of love and support that we have received from the public, restaurants and organizations like yourself, has been overwhelming for us. I know I can speak for all of us when I say Thank You, for thinking of us in a time where we may feel that our employers, management, and government has failed us.  

My name is Lucy Khong; I am a Registered Nurse for the New York Presbyterian hospital system. I work with some of the most amazing, selfless, and intelligent humans on earth. We work on an Intensive Care Unit that specializes in cardiac surgeries for pediatrics (in short, we fix the broken hearts of babies and children). The hospital system has been so strained for healthcare workers, supplies, and equipment. Everyday we’re told contradicting protocols; many of which have been loosened by our government and institutions, all of which leave us feeling less protected. Since the start of this pandemic, we opened our floor to adult Covid positive patients to help take some of the stress off our colleagues working in our adult units. I have worked for 10 years in a medical adult ICU, so i have experience with taking care of an adult population but many of my colleagues have not. It is a scary and emotional time as we are all trying to figure out how to do our jobs to the best of our abilities given the little resources we have. We’re physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. A lot of us have completely isolated ourselves from our family and loved ones because we are afraid of exposing them. We, ourselves, do not know if we will get sick and be able to see them again. We have no relief at work or in our homes. Many of us have started taking housing away from home to do what we can, to keep our own families safe while still continuing to do what we need to in order to save as many lives as possible. A lot of us have gotten sick from lack of PPE, but we are still standing, still pushing through. We all go through waves of emotions. All of the emotions one person feels throughout an entire lifetime but it’s happening at once and I am sure once this is all over and we have the time to take a breather, the flood gates will come pouring out of us.   The outpour of love and support that we have received from the public, restaurants and organizations like yourself, has been overwhelming for us. I know I can speak for all of us when I say Thank You, for thinking of us in a time where we may feel that our employers, management, and government has failed us.  

Stephanie K.

from Milwaukee, WI

I am a CVICU RN in Milwaukee, WI. I work with COVID positive patients that require an artificial lung machine, called ECMO. This device allows these extremely ill patients a second chance a life. I have seen patients from ages 27-62 that require this machine, and the work that we do in our unit to help these patients overcome their illness is incredible! I am so grateful for all of the giveaways that companies like yours are doing!

I am a CVICU RN in Milwaukee, WI. I work with COVID positive patients that require an artificial lung machine, called ECMO. This device allows these extremely ill patients a second chance a life. I have seen patients from ages 27-62 that require this machine, and the work that we do in our unit to help these patients overcome their illness is incredible! I am so grateful for all of the giveaways that companies like yours are doing!

Jenny L.

from New York, NY

I am a Senior Staff Nurse working in one of New York City’s biggest hospital systems helping to fight the COVID 19 pandemic. I have been a nurse for over 5 years now and I enjoy every minute of it. I can’t imagine being in any other profession! I go to work with a smiling face every shift and I try to pass on that smile to my patients. I currently work with Bone Marrow Transplant & hematology patients. These patients are in the hospital because they have cancer. I am there for my patients, from the time they get their diagnosis to the moment they are done with their chemotherapy treatments. I am there to provide them with support, love, and compassionate care. It’s been tough with the COVID pandemic for these patients because they are immunocompromised. I have to be very careful and prevent them from getting infected and sicker. It’s such an honor to be a caregiver to every patient I meet. I love nursing and the feeling of making someone’s day a little brighter just warms my heart.

I am a Senior Staff Nurse working in one of New York City’s biggest hospital systems helping to fight the COVID 19 pandemic. I have been a nurse for over 5 years now and I enjoy every minute of it. I can’t imagine being in any other profession! I go to work with a smiling face every shift and I try to pass on that smile to my patients. I currently work with Bone Marrow Transplant & hematology patients. These patients are in the hospital because they have cancer. I am there for my patients, from the time they get their diagnosis to the moment they are done with their chemotherapy treatments. I am there to provide them with support, love, and compassionate care. It’s been tough with the COVID pandemic for these patients because they are immunocompromised. I have to be very careful and prevent them from getting infected and sicker. It’s such an honor to be a caregiver to every patient I meet. I love nursing and the feeling of making someone’s day a little brighter just warms my heart.

Hairo M.

from Bronx, NY

I wake up every morning at 5am, 7 days a week ever since the coronavirus pandemic started. I have seen so many people appreciate us in person or kids drawing and writing letters to post it at their door thanking us from Fedex because they are counting on us to deliver everything they need from food to laundry detergents and more. I have worked non stop and not complaining one bit of how much work has trippled. I have been delivering from 150 to 300 packages a day. I am happy that I can be part of making people lives better during this pandemic. I have been very motivated everyday because the people around my neighborhood need me and I want to help them stay safe by staying inside. Thank you Blackboxmycar.

I wake up every morning at 5am, 7 days a week ever since the coronavirus pandemic started. I have seen so many people appreciate us in person or kids drawing and writing letters to post it at their door thanking us from Fedex because they are counting on us to deliver everything they need from food to laundry detergents and more. I have worked non stop and not complaining one bit of how much work has trippled. I have been delivering from 150 to 300 packages a day. I am happy that I can be part of making people lives better during this pandemic. I have been very motivated everyday because the people around my neighborhood need me and I want to help them stay safe by staying inside. Thank you Blackboxmycar.

Windy and Brian M.

from Tustin, CA

I wanted to nominate my cousin Brian. He has been a nurse for about 3 years. He loves his job but as you can imagine lately this pandemic has taken a toll on him, his wife also works in healthcare but had to quit because she has asthma and they were worried she wouldn’t make it if she caught the virus. She stays home with their 1 yr old son. Obviously everyone is stressed during these times but Brian’s also had to worry about finances now that they are living off only one income. Since the pandemic he’s been pulling 12-16hr shifts. So you can imagine how much more stressed and exhausted he is. But through all that, he’s always kept a positive and upbeat attitude. Always tries to make us laugh over video calls and his patients are always asking for him to be they’re nurse. He once told me he stayed late after his night shift because his patient was dying but wanted to see her kids and grandkids before she died. He called them on video chat and held his phone up so she can talk to them and he held her hand when she took her last breath so she wouldn’t die alone. He’s a good person and deserves whatever you can give him. Thank you for supporting our healthcare workers.

I wanted to nominate my cousin Brian. He has been a nurse for about 3 years. He loves his job but as you can imagine lately this pandemic has taken a toll on him, his wife also works in healthcare but had to quit because she has asthma and they were worried she wouldn’t make it if she caught the virus. She stays home with their 1 yr old son. Obviously everyone is stressed during these times but Brian’s also had to worry about finances now that they are living off only one income. Since the pandemic he’s been pulling 12-16hr shifts. So you can imagine how much more stressed and exhausted he is. But through all that, he’s always kept a positive and upbeat attitude. Always tries to make us laugh over video calls and his patients are always asking for him to be they’re nurse. He once told me he stayed late after his night shift because his patient was dying but wanted to see her kids and grandkids before she died. He called them on video chat and held his phone up so she can talk to them and he held her hand when she took her last breath so she wouldn’t die alone. He’s a good person and deserves whatever you can give him. Thank you for supporting our healthcare workers.

Amani M.

from Tauton, MA

I work in a Amazon warehouse in Massachusetts in the problem solve department. My job is to take the damage product from the inbound trucks and fix any problems it has. A lot of boxes and items comes in open, crushed, missing parts or tracking issue. My job in the warehouse is special because I could help customer get their product faster or prevent their packages coming in late. Since we do get a lot of trucks coming into the warehouse, I do have an impact of customers getting their product on time in the delivery window they were promised when placing an order.

I work in a Amazon warehouse in Massachusetts in the problem solve department. My job is to take the damage product from the inbound trucks and fix any problems it has. A lot of boxes and items comes in open, crushed, missing parts or tracking issue. My job in the warehouse is special because I could help customer get their product faster or prevent their packages coming in late. Since we do get a lot of trucks coming into the warehouse, I do have an impact of customers getting their product on time in the delivery window they were promised when placing an order.

Rachel M.

from Kirksville, MO

I'm a single mother who has been 100% pacemaker dependent for 16 years and I'm also an X-ray technologist working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic at a family medical clinic that includes a very large & extremely busy Urgent Care & COVID-19 testing facility. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the schools shutting down, I also have a new role of "home-school teacher" on my days off (my poor kiddos...I'm NOT a very good teacher, but I try). My oldest child is under "high-risk precautions" as she has asthma and an immune deficiency & I would never be able to forgive myself if I brought this illness home to her. In saying that, I have been advised to practice "social distancing" even at home, in order to keep my kids safe. This means no hugs or kisses and that's hard on all of us...who doesn't want (or need) a hug during this time?! I play so many different roles right now: cardiac patient, single mother of a chronically ill child, teacher & COVID-19 frontliner. The gravity of all of this pressure is overwhelming, but I realize that this too shall pass and we will all be better and stronger after weathering this storm. I would love to win a dash cam! Thank you for giving back to us struggling healthcare communities!

I'm a single mother who has been 100% pacemaker dependent for 16 years and I'm also an X-ray technologist working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic at a family medical clinic that includes a very large & extremely busy Urgent Care & COVID-19 testing facility. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the schools shutting down, I also have a new role of "home-school teacher" on my days off (my poor kiddos...I'm NOT a very good teacher, but I try). My oldest child is under "high-risk precautions" as she has asthma and an immune deficiency & I would never be able to forgive myself if I brought this illness home to her. In saying that, I have been advised to practice "social distancing" even at home, in order to keep my kids safe. This means no hugs or kisses and that's hard on all of us...who doesn't want (or need) a hug during this time?! I play so many different roles right now: cardiac patient, single mother of a chronically ill child, teacher & COVID-19 frontliner. The gravity of all of this pressure is overwhelming, but I realize that this too shall pass and we will all be better and stronger after weathering this storm. I would love to win a dash cam! Thank you for giving back to us struggling healthcare communities!

Gary N.

from Tustin, CA

My work is literally on the front line. I'm a cashier/greeter/material handler/cart pusher at Costco. Everything I do deals with enclosed spaces and touching cart handles. I'm actually about six feet from customers who need help with a purchase, directions to find items, loading and/or unloading items. I touch carts that's been sanitized, cleaned and touched by thousands of customers. So the chances of my getting COVID19 is great because I deal with the general public. But everything I do is for the customers. And when customers are satisfied and happy with Costco because I make their shopping experience great, that is why I'm on this front line of work.

My work is literally on the front line. I'm a cashier/greeter/material handler/cart pusher at Costco. Everything I do deals with enclosed spaces and touching cart handles. I'm actually about six feet from customers who need help with a purchase, directions to find items, loading and/or unloading items. I touch carts that's been sanitized, cleaned and touched by thousands of customers. So the chances of my getting COVID19 is great because I deal with the general public. But everything I do is for the customers. And when customers are satisfied and happy with Costco because I make their shopping experience great, that is why I'm on this front line of work.

Diem N.

from Richmond, TX

I work at 3 emergency centers. During this pandemic crisis, all of us here try as hard as possible to treat patients that have symptoms of the coronavirus all while trying to protect ourselves. It’s definitely an intimidating and daunting role to be in. One of the most important diagnostic tools to look for the coronavirus is radiology where xrays is CTs are done on the chest to verify so that is where I am part of the frontline.

I work at 3 emergency centers. During this pandemic crisis, all of us here try as hard as possible to treat patients that have symptoms of the coronavirus all while trying to protect ourselves. It’s definitely an intimidating and daunting role to be in. One of the most important diagnostic tools to look for the coronavirus is radiology where xrays is CTs are done on the chest to verify so that is where I am part of the frontline.

Haley P.

from Lawrence, KS

I work at a memory care until 12 hour shifts. I am a single mom of 4. I'm trying to stay positive everyday with work and trying to home school my children. I have been a cma for 18 years and love taking care of my residents!

I work at a memory care until 12 hour shifts. I am a single mom of 4. I'm trying to stay positive everyday with work and trying to home school my children. I have been a cma for 18 years and love taking care of my residents!

Natasha P.

from Columbia, SC

Nominating myself because I'm an ICU nurse working directly with positive Covid-19 patients and patients at risk of exposure awaiting test results in the ICU and Novel Disease Unit at a Level 1 trauma center in SC. As a nurse caring for patients, it is an honor to work on the front lines, pick up additional shifts, and provide frequent updates to families unable to visit due mandated state restrictions/quarantining/social distancing. In doing so, with patient & families' approval, I have taken the initiative to allow the families and patient an opportunity to briefly video chat using the patient's phone as a way to somewhat feel their physical presence, hearing their kind words, prayers of healing, love and support during these difficult times ensuring them they are not alone. It's the little things that bring these patients gratitude and uplift their spirits. We are all in this together, fighting this pandemic!

Nominating myself because I'm an ICU nurse working directly with positive Covid-19 patients and patients at risk of exposure awaiting test results in the ICU and Novel Disease Unit at a Level 1 trauma center in SC. As a nurse caring for patients, it is an honor to work on the front lines, pick up additional shifts, and provide frequent updates to families unable to visit due mandated state restrictions/quarantining/social distancing. In doing so, with patient & families' approval, I have taken the initiative to allow the families and patient an opportunity to briefly video chat using the patient's phone as a way to somewhat feel their physical presence, hearing their kind words, prayers of healing, love and support during these difficult times ensuring them they are not alone. It's the little things that bring these patients gratitude and uplift their spirits. We are all in this together, fighting this pandemic!

Christine P.

from Rialto, CA

I am an Occupational Therapist working in a nursing home. Not many people know about our profession. :( we are a very important part of healthcare that seldomly get acknowledge. Specifically where I work, My main role as an occupational therapist is to mae sure that my patients are able to do their everyday tasks safely. Which means being able to feed themselves, walk safely to the bathroom or anywhere safely with the use of a walker or any adaptive device, being able to dress their own clothes without tripping and falling, socialize with people, etc... anything that makes up life! We want to make sure that they have quality of life! In this trying time, things are harder for our elders, since they are so isolated and family members can’t come and see them, we’re basically their second family. Ae are there to comfort, cheer, and cry with them.

I am an Occupational Therapist working in a nursing home. Not many people know about our profession. :( we are a very important part of healthcare that seldomly get acknowledge. Specifically where I work, My main role as an occupational therapist is to mae sure that my patients are able to do their everyday tasks safely. Which means being able to feed themselves, walk safely to the bathroom or anywhere safely with the use of a walker or any adaptive device, being able to dress their own clothes without tripping and falling, socialize with people, etc... anything that makes up life! We want to make sure that they have quality of life! In this trying time, things are harder for our elders, since they are so isolated and family members can’t come and see them, we’re basically their second family. Ae are there to comfort, cheer, and cry with them.

Christiana P.

from Jericho, NY

Hello! My name is Christiana Ponce. I am a single mother of a two year old and a hardworking registered nurse working the front lines of the COVID-19 drive thru testing site in Jones Beach & Staten Island, NY, as well as the antibody testing sites within the tri state area. I have tirelessly been working alongside other dedicated nurses and the military for the past 43 days straight (12+ hour shifts on our feet) but still arrive to work smiling in hopes of making a difference. Along with swabbing over 1,000 patients per day, we provide the support and encouragement for these patients effected by COVID-19 and will continue to do so until this is over. Thank you for your tremendous generosity in these trying times.

Hello! My name is Christiana Ponce. I am a single mother of a two year old and a hardworking registered nurse working the front lines of the COVID-19 drive thru testing site in Jones Beach & Staten Island, NY, as well as the antibody testing sites within the tri state area. I have tirelessly been working alongside other dedicated nurses and the military for the past 43 days straight (12+ hour shifts on our feet) but still arrive to work smiling in hopes of making a difference. Along with swabbing over 1,000 patients per day, we provide the support and encouragement for these patients effected by COVID-19 and will continue to do so until this is over. Thank you for your tremendous generosity in these trying times.

Nicole R.

from Cockeysville, MD

I am nominating my girlfriend, Nicole rallo. Nicole is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital on a complete COVID ICU with some of the sickest patients. She works so hard all day with barely any breaks. Her floor has gone negative pressure meaning that the whole floor is airborne so she has to wear a PAPR at all times while on her floor at work, even when she is not in a patient’s rooms. By the end of the shift her eyes are bright red, lips are swollen, indents are all over her face and her skin is so dry from the PAPR. I am so amazed by the sacrifice she makes each and every shift she works. She has been working a ton and I know this will brighten her day. Thank you for your time and consideration!

I am nominating my girlfriend, Nicole rallo. Nicole is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital on a complete COVID ICU with some of the sickest patients. She works so hard all day with barely any breaks. Her floor has gone negative pressure meaning that the whole floor is airborne so she has to wear a PAPR at all times while on her floor at work, even when she is not in a patient’s rooms. By the end of the shift her eyes are bright red, lips are swollen, indents are all over her face and her skin is so dry from the PAPR. I am so amazed by the sacrifice she makes each and every shift she works. She has been working a ton and I know this will brighten her day. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Estevan R.

from Corpus Christi, TX

I've worked in the home medical industry for about 22 years. I've had the pleasure of doing what I love which is helping those and those families with medical needs. With this latest Covide outbreak and work from home it has not stopped me and my staff from coming to work every day and still trying to make a difference in people lifes. There have been plenty of times where I have to use my personal vehicle to go make stops or meet my drivers in the field. And there have been many times I which I had a dashcam with the way people drive. I've always wanted that extra protection that the dashcams brings.

I've worked in the home medical industry for about 22 years. I've had the pleasure of doing what I love which is helping those and those families with medical needs. With this latest Covide outbreak and work from home it has not stopped me and my staff from coming to work every day and still trying to make a difference in people lifes. There have been plenty of times where I have to use my personal vehicle to go make stops or meet my drivers in the field. And there have been many times I which I had a dashcam with the way people drive. I've always wanted that extra protection that the dashcams brings.

Juan S.

from Miami, FL

Working the night shift at an emergency room is overwhelming at times as you are seeing patients sometimes at their worst. While my job is not on the clinical side (shoutout to all the nurses who are the real heroes!) my job is to speak to patients and make sure we have all the correct information for them like emergency contacts. I also very often have to speak to their family members or friends and reassure them that their loved ones are being taken care of to the highest ability. It is a stressful time for everyone and I find satisfaction in being able to provide patients and their families with kindness and compassion that is very much needed right now. Thank you!

Working the night shift at an emergency room is overwhelming at times as you are seeing patients sometimes at their worst. While my job is not on the clinical side (shoutout to all the nurses who are the real heroes!) my job is to speak to patients and make sure we have all the correct information for them like emergency contacts. I also very often have to speak to their family members or friends and reassure them that their loved ones are being taken care of to the highest ability. It is a stressful time for everyone and I find satisfaction in being able to provide patients and their families with kindness and compassion that is very much needed right now. Thank you!

Jun S.

from San Antonio, TX

I'm an OBGYN resident in a busy academic hospital on a busy labor and delivery unit. I work upwards of 80 hrs/week taking care of moms and their babies, and now also fighting on the front lines against covid. A dash cam would really brighten my day

I'm an OBGYN resident in a busy academic hospital on a busy labor and delivery unit. I work upwards of 80 hrs/week taking care of moms and their babies, and now also fighting on the front lines against covid. A dash cam would really brighten my day

Paulo and Ana T.

from Burleson, TX

She is my wife, Ana Tenorio. She made a decision that makes me very proud, she decided as a nurse to go help nyc with the covid crisis, leaving behind her 2 year old baby. She worked for 21 days straight 13 hour shift, in a very stressful, emotional and physical work. We were all scared she was going to get sick. But she just got back home! She is very happy she went to help. I think she really deserves this! It would mean the world to her since she loves you guys flip flops. Anyway just wanted to give it a try.

She is my wife, Ana Tenorio. She made a decision that makes me very proud, she decided as a nurse to go help nyc with the covid crisis, leaving behind her 2 year old baby. She worked for 21 days straight 13 hour shift, in a very stressful, emotional and physical work. We were all scared she was going to get sick. But she just got back home! She is very happy she went to help. I think she really deserves this! It would mean the world to her since she loves you guys flip flops. Anyway just wanted to give it a try.

Jace T.

from Beaumont, CA

I've been working in the medical field for the last 20 years. For the last year, I've been fortunate enough to work for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. It's been my dream to work for this fine medical institution for years. When I finally got my break and accepted a job I realized that my daily commute was going to be a difficult one. I now drive 111 miles from Beaumont Ca to San Diego, one way, 5 days a week! I made the wise decision to purchase a great economical, safe, and reliable electric vehicle shortly after getting hired, and have since put 42,000+ miles on it since last July! I do this job Monday through Friday because I live what I do, I love my employer, my bosses, and my fellow nurses and medical assistants. I hope to relate one day a little closer to home, but in the mean time I am very happy to still have a job, and to be an essential part of this unfortunate crisis our nation and our planet is facing right now.

I've been working in the medical field for the last 20 years. For the last year, I've been fortunate enough to work for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. It's been my dream to work for this fine medical institution for years. When I finally got my break and accepted a job I realized that my daily commute was going to be a difficult one. I now drive 111 miles from Beaumont Ca to San Diego, one way, 5 days a week! I made the wise decision to purchase a great economical, safe, and reliable electric vehicle shortly after getting hired, and have since put 42,000+ miles on it since last July! I do this job Monday through Friday because I live what I do, I love my employer, my bosses, and my fellow nurses and medical assistants. I hope to relate one day a little closer to home, but in the mean time I am very happy to still have a job, and to be an essential part of this unfortunate crisis our nation and our planet is facing right now.

Teresa and Ashleigh T.

from Arlington, VA

I would like to nominate my daughter Ashleigh. She is a nurse practitioner in Virginia. Her urgent care has been turned into a respiratory clinic in which she screens and tests patients for COVID. She is a hard worker and puts her patients first. She has volunteered to work here, so some of her other coworkers that have other alignments and medical conditions don't have to. She puts herself on the frontlines everyday, and never complains and always has a smile on her face. She is a great asset to the community. Please consider her for this program. Thank you!

I would like to nominate my daughter Ashleigh. She is a nurse practitioner in Virginia. Her urgent care has been turned into a respiratory clinic in which she screens and tests patients for COVID. She is a hard worker and puts her patients first. She has volunteered to work here, so some of her other coworkers that have other alignments and medical conditions don't have to. She puts herself on the frontlines everyday, and never complains and always has a smile on her face. She is a great asset to the community. Please consider her for this program. Thank you!

Jonathan T.

from Danville, PA

Jonathan is an ophthalmology resident who was called back from an away rotation to serve as a frontline worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. He works at a hospital that is the central hospital for his health care system so COVID patients are flown into this hospital. Despite not being prepared for the pandemic, he still appreciates going to work every single day and wanting to help patients in any way he can. He also is unable to go home to NJ see his parents who have chronic conditions in an area that has been hit hard with COVID-19 cases. He also goes above and beyond and making sure all members of his team from his colleagues to the support staff to the custodian team are appreciated and taken care of during this pandemic. In addition, he initially had planned for a vacation to help relieve him from the stress of residency; however, his travel plans were cancelled due to COVID-19 and instead has resumed call for the hospital so that he can continue to provide amazing care to his patients.

Jonathan is an ophthalmology resident who was called back from an away rotation to serve as a frontline worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. He works at a hospital that is the central hospital for his health care system so COVID patients are flown into this hospital. Despite not being prepared for the pandemic, he still appreciates going to work every single day and wanting to help patients in any way he can. He also is unable to go home to NJ see his parents who have chronic conditions in an area that has been hit hard with COVID-19 cases. He also goes above and beyond and making sure all members of his team from his colleagues to the support staff to the custodian team are appreciated and taken care of during this pandemic. In addition, he initially had planned for a vacation to help relieve him from the stress of residency; however, his travel plans were cancelled due to COVID-19 and instead has resumed call for the hospital so that he can continue to provide amazing care to his patients.

Eduardo V.

from Chicago, IL

Every single day I hop in my van and I am excited to go to work! Even during these troubling times. Comcast has since added a new program where low income customers get 2 months free. I do these installs all day and it warms my heart to see how many people don’t actually have internet! My team working here in chicago its about 30-40 of us working daily to keep Chicago up and running on internet. I think a lot of is service provider workers are quickly forgotten, but when you think about it and look closely we are so very much important. Without internet or phone service in any time of the day is a big issue in 2020.

Every single day I hop in my van and I am excited to go to work! Even during these troubling times. Comcast has since added a new program where low income customers get 2 months free. I do these installs all day and it warms my heart to see how many people don’t actually have internet! My team working here in chicago its about 30-40 of us working daily to keep Chicago up and running on internet. I think a lot of is service provider workers are quickly forgotten, but when you think about it and look closely we are so very much important. Without internet or phone service in any time of the day is a big issue in 2020.

Anton W.

from Portland, OR

RT's are specialized health care practitioners trained in cardiopulmonary care in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease. We are on the front line in the COVID-19 fight, working with physicians to help patients survive. RT's are the only health care clinician didactically and clinically educated and trained in the art and science of mechanical ventilation. Ventilators are life support technologies. About 5% of the patients with COVID-19 cannot sustain normal respiratory function and are required to be intubated—the placement of a breathing tube into their airway. Trained respiratory therapists determine the appropriate ventilator settings to match the patient’s respiratory needs. From that point, they provide constant monitoring and assessment and modify the setting as the patient’s condition improves or worsens. Thank you for your consideration, Tony Wade, CRT

RT's are specialized health care practitioners trained in cardiopulmonary care in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease. We are on the front line in the COVID-19 fight, working with physicians to help patients survive. RT's are the only health care clinician didactically and clinically educated and trained in the art and science of mechanical ventilation. Ventilators are life support technologies. About 5% of the patients with COVID-19 cannot sustain normal respiratory function and are required to be intubated—the placement of a breathing tube into their airway. Trained respiratory therapists determine the appropriate ventilator settings to match the patient’s respiratory needs. From that point, they provide constant monitoring and assessment and modify the setting as the patient’s condition improves or worsens. Thank you for your consideration, Tony Wade, CRT

Andrea W.

from Indianapolis, IN

I am a pediatric pulmonologist in Indiana. I travel to a satellite clinic once every other month that is 3 hours away. With Corona virus that's all stopped and we're doing a lot more telehealth, but we will be starting to open up clinics in May. My baby sister is a pediatric nurse who's been redeployed to an adult ICU that only has covid+ patients. It's a scary time to be in healthcare. I know lots of people who've been sick or who are terrified of getting sick. I take care of a very vulnerable population of kids with cystic fibrosis and asthma as well. Thank you for doing this!

I am a pediatric pulmonologist in Indiana. I travel to a satellite clinic once every other month that is 3 hours away. With Corona virus that's all stopped and we're doing a lot more telehealth, but we will be starting to open up clinics in May. My baby sister is a pediatric nurse who's been redeployed to an adult ICU that only has covid+ patients. It's a scary time to be in healthcare. I know lots of people who've been sick or who are terrified of getting sick. I take care of a very vulnerable population of kids with cystic fibrosis and asthma as well. Thank you for doing this!

From Canada:

Jennifer and Eric C.

from Richmond, BC

On top of being a mother to my children, she is in constant care of newborn babies everyday! Even though she works in the perinatal unit. COVID-19 patients still enter the unit as they maybe pregnant and recently diagnosed as positive for COVID-19. And even if the mother is not, there have been cases were the father was tested as positive. It often heightens her whole unit. And she often takes the reign on the cases even though we have a new born of our own at home. Bo B. is my Husband who work almost 7 days a week since the pandemic started this year, He works at PIH as per diem position only because he also doing a full time school to complete his Bachelors in Radiology and about to complete later this year. But since many employees got sick and request some time off, My husband was called to cover up many shifts and different location like urgent care clinics. I nominate him simply because i want to share that there are people who really do sacrifice during this dark times. He could have said no and stay home and just do short hours of work and spend time with his family, but he decided that its call of duty that he cannot refuse while at the same time doing school full time. He has a choice not to take risk and get us sick when he returns home but he decide that making bit more money to bring food to the table for us during this pandemic and at the same time helping people at the hospital, is a win win situation.

On top of being a mother to my children, she is in constant care of newborn babies everyday! Even though she works in the perinatal unit. COVID-19 patients still enter the unit as they maybe pregnant and recently diagnosed as positive for COVID-19. And even if the mother is not, there have been cases were the father was tested as positive. It often heightens her whole unit. And she often takes the reign on the cases even though we have a new born of our own at home. Bo B. is my Husband who work almost 7 days a week since the pandemic started this year, He works at PIH as per diem position only because he also doing a full time school to complete his Bachelors in Radiology and about to complete later this year. But since many employees got sick and request some time off, My husband was called to cover up many shifts and different location like urgent care clinics. I nominate him simply because i want to share that there are people who really do sacrifice during this dark times. He could have said no and stay home and just do short hours of work and spend time with his family, but he decided that its call of duty that he cannot refuse while at the same time doing school full time. He has a choice not to take risk and get us sick when he returns home but he decide that making bit more money to bring food to the table for us during this pandemic and at the same time helping people at the hospital, is a win win situation.

Alvin G.

from Winnipeg, MB

I am Alvin Go, and I am working as a Healthcare Aide at Seven Oaks General Hospital since 2013. I am assisting nurses and doing patient care in Dialysis department and in Family Medicine. Amidst of this pandemic, I have to still do my job as it is my sworn oath as I accepted this job. I always want to work in Healthcare industry as I dream about becoming a doctor during my younger days and take pre-med course before migrating here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I don't have a parking spot in my workplace as it is expensive. I believe that the dash cam will help me to monitor as i know it has parking monitor function. Thank you!

I am Alvin Go, and I am working as a Healthcare Aide at Seven Oaks General Hospital since 2013. I am assisting nurses and doing patient care in Dialysis department and in Family Medicine. Amidst of this pandemic, I have to still do my job as it is my sworn oath as I accepted this job. I always want to work in Healthcare industry as I dream about becoming a doctor during my younger days and take pre-med course before migrating here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I don't have a parking spot in my workplace as it is expensive. I believe that the dash cam will help me to monitor as i know it has parking monitor function. Thank you!

George H.

from Vernon, BC

I work for a trucking company in my town called DCT Chambers. We haul wood products in these massive B-Train trailers. I currently haul wood chips to Castlegar, BC to a mill that makes wood pulp that gets sent to Vancouver area to be made into toilet paper! Gotta keep that toilet paper supply going or else we are really screwed haha. Next week ill be going to Kamloops, BC to a mill that takes chips to make pulp but this is a really pure kind and white kind of pulp that gets used for anything made of white paper or material like face masks and diapers. I love my job I have a Backvue 750s in my pickup truck & one in my commercial truck too, I capture so many things with it, I really should make a Youtube channel one day... Thanks for your time I think this is a great thing you guys are doing!

I work for a trucking company in my town called DCT Chambers. We haul wood products in these massive B-Train trailers. I currently haul wood chips to Castlegar, BC to a mill that makes wood pulp that gets sent to Vancouver area to be made into toilet paper! Gotta keep that toilet paper supply going or else we are really screwed haha. Next week ill be going to Kamloops, BC to a mill that takes chips to make pulp but this is a really pure kind and white kind of pulp that gets used for anything made of white paper or material like face masks and diapers. I love my job I have a Backvue 750s in my pickup truck & one in my commercial truck too, I capture so many things with it, I really should make a Youtube channel one day... Thanks for your time I think this is a great thing you guys are doing!

Nicholas K.

from Richmond, BC

Our pharmacy focuses on dispensing medications for long term care facilities - one of the places hardest hit by the pandemic. It has been scary looking at the death tolls rise and seeing how seniors are the ones hardest hit, our pharmacy has had to do everything we can to provide the care that they need. Our staff has made drastic transition along with many other essential workers to continue working during this complex time. The staff has split into two teams that never see each other anymore and work 12 hour shifts instead in order to continue delivering medications to our senior residents.

Our pharmacy focuses on dispensing medications for long term care facilities - one of the places hardest hit by the pandemic. It has been scary looking at the death tolls rise and seeing how seniors are the ones hardest hit, our pharmacy has had to do everything we can to provide the care that they need. Our staff has made drastic transition along with many other essential workers to continue working during this complex time. The staff has split into two teams that never see each other anymore and work 12 hour shifts instead in order to continue delivering medications to our senior residents.

Alexander K.

from Calgary, AB

Hi, my name is Alex. I work as Licensed Practical Nurse with one of seniors teams in Calgary, Alberta. Our team provides care to seniors of age 65 and older at their homes. Our services vary from managing agency services for shower assist to providing wound care and medication administration services. Our care is essential for our clients to help them stay at home and avoid visits to hospitals. We are required to use own vehicle during work to commute between patients’ houses and to cary supplies. Going to different areas of the city and carrying supplies in the car increases the risk of breaking in and hit&run accidents.

Hi, my name is Alex. I work as Licensed Practical Nurse with one of seniors teams in Calgary, Alberta. Our team provides care to seniors of age 65 and older at their homes. Our services vary from managing agency services for shower assist to providing wound care and medication administration services. Our care is essential for our clients to help them stay at home and avoid visits to hospitals. We are required to use own vehicle during work to commute between patients’ houses and to cary supplies. Going to different areas of the city and carrying supplies in the car increases the risk of breaking in and hit&run accidents.

Yishi L.

from New Westminster, BC

Yishi worked at Royal Columbia hospital in the Medicine units. Ever since she was working on this floor, her dedication to caring patience has been great with absolute professional attitude. If a colleague need a hand, she will always be there to help out, even she is extremely busy with a sick patience. There are time where Yishi would work non stop with one break or a quick lunch as patience health change quick. She is the type of person who would stay a bit late to help a patience get admitted to her floor unit even her shift is pass her schedule time. Even on these rough weeks with the outbreak, she is still put a happy face and her life to save people in the front line.

Yishi worked at Royal Columbia hospital in the Medicine units. Ever since she was working on this floor, her dedication to caring patience has been great with absolute professional attitude. If a colleague need a hand, she will always be there to help out, even she is extremely busy with a sick patience. There are time where Yishi would work non stop with one break or a quick lunch as patience health change quick. She is the type of person who would stay a bit late to help a patience get admitted to her floor unit even her shift is pass her schedule time. Even on these rough weeks with the outbreak, she is still put a happy face and her life to save people in the front line.

Edgar M.

from Toronto, ON

Driving in front lines in a different way! Ensuring meals are delivered and taking stress off of people without the worries of going out in this pandemic to a restaurant for pickup ... I got your back!

Driving in front lines in a different way! Ensuring meals are delivered and taking stress off of people without the worries of going out in this pandemic to a restaurant for pickup ... I got your back!

Merielle M.

from Vancouver, BC

I work in Medical Imaging in a level 1 trauma centre. My job can be mentally and emotionally challenging. Not all the patient's I encounter are the ideal ambulatory patients. Sometimes I get patients who don't want to get into the proper positions in order for me to take their x-ray. So I have to think outside the box and see how I can move my x-ray tube and imaging plate in order to accommodate for patient limitations. My job can be quite emotionally draining as well. I am the first to see if one has a broken bone, or see if their cancer has spread, or if they have pneumonia, etc. Even though I see all that, I cannot disclose those results to the patient. All I can say is "you did very well." to the patient, even though they are not in their best shape. I am grateful for my job as it is something new everyday. Not only can people find me in Medical Imaging, people can find me pushing my portable x-ray unit to the patient's room when they are unable to come down to the department. Or they can see this little tech pushing a large C-arm unit into the operating room. My job itself is a great daily workout as well!

I work in Medical Imaging in a level 1 trauma centre. My job can be mentally and emotionally challenging. Not all the patient's I encounter are the ideal ambulatory patients. Sometimes I get patients who don't want to get into the proper positions in order for me to take their x-ray. So I have to think outside the box and see how I can move my x-ray tube and imaging plate in order to accommodate for patient limitations. My job can be quite emotionally draining as well. I am the first to see if one has a broken bone, or see if their cancer has spread, or if they have pneumonia, etc. Even though I see all that, I cannot disclose those results to the patient. All I can say is "you did very well." to the patient, even though they are not in their best shape. I am grateful for my job as it is something new everyday. Not only can people find me in Medical Imaging, people can find me pushing my portable x-ray unit to the patient's room when they are unable to come down to the department. Or they can see this little tech pushing a large C-arm unit into the operating room. My job itself is a great daily workout as well!

Cameron M.

from Calgary, AB

As a store merchandiser and someone who takes my health and safety seriously, this pandemic has been quite challenging with regards to wearing all necessary PPE at the same time. My job requires me to be entering and exiting the walk-in freezers throughout the busy day for maintaining stock levels and as you can imagine the temperature difference is always fogging my goggles which creates icicles (as seen in my selfie). When I exit the freezer to help a customer, the icicles melt and saturate my N95 mask with water. Then when I go back into the freezer again, the water within my N95 freezes to my face and makes breathing quite difficult. This is just one of the unique challenges that store workers deal with on the front line.

As a store merchandiser and someone who takes my health and safety seriously, this pandemic has been quite challenging with regards to wearing all necessary PPE at the same time. My job requires me to be entering and exiting the walk-in freezers throughout the busy day for maintaining stock levels and as you can imagine the temperature difference is always fogging my goggles which creates icicles (as seen in my selfie). When I exit the freezer to help a customer, the icicles melt and saturate my N95 mask with water. Then when I go back into the freezer again, the water within my N95 freezes to my face and makes breathing quite difficult. This is just one of the unique challenges that store workers deal with on the front line.

Dan S.

from Vancouver, BC

I work as Supervisor for patient flow, access and operations. What makes my work special is that we have a unique role of being like an air traffic controller for the hospital, clinical supervisor and a lot of other things rolled into one RN role. My role is essential to keep patient flow and placement primarily. I make sure that the COVID patients in emergency, icu and covid units are placed or transferred to appropriate units in a very timely manner so that delivery of care wont be delayed.

I work as Supervisor for patient flow, access and operations. What makes my work special is that we have a unique role of being like an air traffic controller for the hospital, clinical supervisor and a lot of other things rolled into one RN role. My role is essential to keep patient flow and placement primarily. I make sure that the COVID patients in emergency, icu and covid units are placed or transferred to appropriate units in a very timely manner so that delivery of care wont be delayed.

Larry and Lisa S .

from Kingston, ON

My daughter became a transit operator about 3 yrs ago at Kingston Transit in Kingston, Ontario. She did this despite what happened to me as a transit operator in Toronto Ontario. I was stabbed in the neck/face back in 1999 while driving and contracted SARS and infected my wife while working during that outbreak. Despite knowing all this she has consistently gone to work throughout this, even doing overtime, and by doing so supporting the nurses and staff who work at Kingston hospital and need transportation. She is on a special late night run to get hospital staff home after shift that was set up by Kingston Transit for hospital personnel. (She is one of many drivers who do this run) Please consider her as she is my hero in these trying times.

I’m fortunate to work at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, a critical access hospital off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Before Covid hit us I was just the office supervisor for our amazing Rehabilitation department. Due to the pandemic our outpatient clinic (as many others around the hospital) were forced to close to ensure patient/staff safety. Due to the closure of many departments several employees entered a re-deployment pool to be able to maintain their jobs during this difficult time. In a matter of days I went from directly managing 7 employees to managing 35+ employees from all over my hospital. These employees have been assigned to fulfill different roles and very challenging shifts. It has been one hell of a ride adjusting to the new normal. As healthcare workers we are often asked to perform under stress and pressure but nothing compares to what we have been through in the past 2 months. We live on a small island and the best means of transportation is our cars! Thank you for this opportunity and all your kindness!

Thank you!

We want to thank everyone who has shared their stories with us. We read through each and every one of them and we have to admit, many of the stories left us wondering if there was more we can do.  

The 50 Thinkware FA200 dash cams have been shipped! We look forward to all the photos and footage our winners will be sharing with us. And of course, we want to think Annelie of Vancouver. Your story was what inspired us to do more for our front line heroes!

And finally, we want to thank Thinkware North America for being the most supportive business partner during these unprecedented times. The giveaway wouldn’t have been possible without you!

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