A man in Morristown, New Jersey thanked medical staff for “saving [his] wife’s life” by holding up a sign.
The man whose identity has not yet been confirmed, could be seen through the back window of the emergency department at Morristown Medical Center. “Thank you all in [the] emergency for saving my wife’s life. I love you all,” reads the sign. The man also appears to be holding his hand over his heart.
It is not clear if the man’s wife was treated for COVID-19, but the gesture was touching. “This picture brought us all to tears. It’s amazing to see not only the ER staff but all the floors coming together during this challenging time. We couldn’t do this without nurses, techs, residents, doctors, secretaries, registrars [and] housekeeping,” said Paige Vander Vliet, a nurse in the Morristown Medical Center’s emergency department, who shared the photo with her sister-in-law, who later posted the image to Facebook.
“We don’t know who the man is, we don’t know who his wife is. The nurses happened to be there and took his picture,” Karen Zatorski, the senior public relations manager at Morristown Medical Center, adding the moment was “beautiful.”
Another man who recently recovered from coronavirus, left a touching message on the wall of his isolation room for the medical staff in the ICU at the Cleveland Clinic. The staff used the glass wall to communicate with him to avoid the risk of COVID-19 contamination. “This window has been the most impactful window in my life,” he wrote, in part.
“On days when I watched you work hard to keep me and others alive, unable to thank you for the time that you poured into me – and although I will probably never get the chance to pour that same love and support into you, I want you to know that I think you are all rockstars.”