NYC Emergency room heroes
by Val Tarsia
  • August 2, 2020
  • 2 mins story
1. Tell us your Covid story (also welcome: songs, poems, anecdotes, reflections, or ramblings). 4-minute maximum

We already work in a fast paced, hectic emergency room. When covid hit, a lot of our emergency room team continued to treat and save sick patients without proper protection, without proper knowledge of what this disease was and how to treat it. Some of us got sick immediately, then bounced back and continued to practice medicine with donated equipment from snow goggles to donated masks. We are gracious for the support of the community providing us lunch when stores were closed. I’ve painted my coworkers who are true masked superheroes that strive to protect, save, and give back the NYC community. Painting kept me sane during unsure times and this team was supportive and interactive in the art process. I’m proud to showcase these frontline heroes. 

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