The Discovery Center recently received an appeal from a former Broome County resident who now lives in the lower East Side in NYC. He is the pastor at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and lives there with his family. He is closely affiliated with Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s Medical Center on NYC’s West Side.
“ We are appealing to all of you today for drawings and letters to share with the physicians, nurses, all the medical professionals and hospital staff who have put their lives on the line for the health and care of our community. It is a fearful and humbling thing to watch the impact of the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We are an epicenter in the country with the most diagnosed patients in the world. Tents have been constructed outside of our hospitals and medical professionals have put their lives and the well-being of their families on the line. Just recently, my wife and I read that an E.R. nurse from the same E.R. where our daughter was born, and from the same hospital where we expect to shortly deliver our twins, has died of this virus. It is a large city with many, many people but if you live in a place long enough, some strangers have a way of becoming familiar. A number are dying for their work, yet so many push on. So please send us letters and drawings. Send one. Send several. In the big picture, it is little work for us but meaningful and, encouraging and uplifting for the people who need it.”
In response to this request, our Kids Club and Preschool students made cards, signs and artwork to let the healthcare workers know that they are being thought of as the heroes that they are. We are all in this together.