The “Big Apple ‘ at its Best!….
Saying a BIG Thank You for those who care enough to come and help out…
It was a send-off worthy of the heroes they are.
Out-of-state healthcare workers who joined New York’s ongoing war against coronavirus were given a surprise standing ovation from scores of cops Wednesday as many prepared for their last rotation at area hospitals.
Dozens of NYPD officers surprised the volunteers outside of Park Central Hotel in Midtown and applauded their dedication, bravery and generosity as they boarded a bus that would take them to another day on the front lines.
“It made me tear up, it’s so amazing. I really appreciate them doing that,” Madison Webb, a physician assistant from Panama City, Fla., said as she was cheered by the cops.
A month ago, Webb, 28, was home some 1,150 miles from Midtown when she heard Gov. Cuomo’s call for emergency healthcare workers. She’s now caring for COVID-19 patients at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
“We’ve been shown a lot of support and it’s been great, especially when you’re so far away from your family,” she said….
top image…Police applaud for healthcare workers who came to New York from other cities to help treat patients with the coronavirus.(Esha Ray/New York Daily News)