Girls Leave Special Message For Grandparents Working On Coronavirus Frontline

Two girls left a special message of love and support for their grandparents who are both nurses.

Girls Leave Special Message For Grandparents Working On Coronavirus Frontline

NORTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – Janet Johnson has worked as a nurse for 37 years, and as you’d imagine, these are some of the most stressful days of her career.

“It went from good hand washing, to wearing masks only once we arrive on our unit, to wearing masks when we leave our car and walk into the hospital, and now 12 and a half hours later we take them off,” Johnson said.

Her husband Jon is also a nurse. The thing that would bring them the most comfort right now, they can’t have: time with their granddaughters.

Janet and Jon Johnson with granddaughters Kayleigh and Leah (Family photo)

“They are the light of my life. We have babysat for them part time since the moment their mother had to go back to work. Twelve years. The idea of not being able to touch and cuddle and kiss really, it’s difficult,” she said.

Easter apart was especially difficult… so the girls came up with a surprise outside their grandparents’ window.

“We had the words ‘Hi Nana and Papa. We miss you!’ Around it we each kind of added our own special touch. I drew things such as a turtle and a volcano to represent the amazing trip I had with them to Hawaii almost three years ago,” said 12-year-old Kayleigh.

Two girls left a special message for their grandparents who are both nurses (Family photo)

“I drew a unicorn to represent art me and Nana like to do together,” said 6-year-old Leah.

“It just made my heart soar. It made me feel so much better about enduring this like we all are,” Janet said.

These girls are so proud of their heroes.

“Each job has a special place, but what they do is even more special especially during this time. They’re putting themselves at risk to take care of other people,” Kayleigh said.

And even though the time apart is difficult, Janet is thinking of others above herself.

“I hope we all stay safe. That we open the country slowly so we don’t see a second wave. As a nurse I’m very aware of that. I can’t wait for the day I can reach out and give them the biggest hug and kiss,” Janet said.

“To be without them doesn’t feel right,” Kayleigh added.

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Coronavirus Latest: Camden County First Responders Show ‘Lots Of Love’ For Health Care Workers With Special Caravan

There was a huge show of support for the health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic Monday night in Camden.

Coronavirus Latest: Camden County First Responders Show ‘Lots Of Love’ For Health Care Workers With Special Caravan

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — There was a huge show of support for the health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic Monday night in Camden. Hundreds of first responders were involved in a caravan of vehicles that drove by Cooper University Hospital.

Camden County continues to battle an increase in coronavirus cases but first responders reminded Cooper health care workers they’re thankful for their medical workers fighting on the frontlines.

It was a caravan of thanks from more than 80 first responders in their emergency vehicles, thanking Cooper University Hospital workers for all of their efforts in the war against COVID-19.

“That’s lots of love, man. We really appreciate that, as you can see. Woah, it got me good, it got me going. I just love this,” Cooper Hospital security Sgt. Yvette Cluvreath said.

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The harmonious sirens echoed through the streets of Camden around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Many health care workers were overcome with emotion.

“It’s kind of crazy. You don’t really realize you’re in the middle of pandemic and then you see all this. It makes me really appreciate,” trauma nurse Amanda Tourk said.

“It’s extremely emotional and it’s so hard. Every day we come in fighting the good fight, keeping in mind that we have families at home,” anesthesiologist Talia Ben-Jacob said.

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CBS3 spoke with the police chief of Camden County Police, who says it was the police officers’ idea to have the parade of thanks.

“It’s very, very demanding and I really think just a small thank you is just a small gesture from the first-line responders,” Chief Joe Wysocki said.

Wysocki was one of many first responders in the caravan. It was a sight Cooper personnel won’t soon forget.

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