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November 25, 2020

This Compilation of Kind Words Written By Strangers, To Nurses, Will Make You Smile

Healthcare worker wearing ppe making heart with hands

Dear Nurses, this might be the most beautiful love letter you've ever read. It was written, for you, from strangers across the planet. Proof that the world loves nurses, today, and always. 💜

We asked all your friends, family, patients, coworkers, loved ones, and strangers to share their words of encouragement with us. So that we can share with you - our community! 

We received hundreds of responses - so, make sure to bookmark this page, and return to it whenever you need a little extra love. Get ready to smile... 

Words of Encouragement To Nurses - Love, All of Us

  • To YOU, the healthcare workers but also the human beings behind the PPE, we want to encourage you to continue, to tell you that you are in our thoughts, in our hearts and prayers. Like YOU told my 14yo son Will when he broke C4 and C5 leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, “take it one day at the time”, “don’t look in the rear view mirror anymore but only forward”...”don’t let scary thoughts win, continue the fight and NEVER quit”. Today Will is walking, climbing stairs and can bike over 70 miles....and SO WILL YOU, YOU WILL BEAT THE VIRUS, the fatigue and the discouragement because the STRENGTH and THE WORLD is within you! BIG HUGS, BIG LOVE!
  • Thanks, for everything you do to help out your community, and I hope there is many of you that continue helping during these tough times.😁👍
  • Keep working hard, you are saving lives everyday! Never give up, I believe in you!
  • Thank you for all you have done every day during this Coronavirus crisis.😁😊👍 Hope you and your family are safe and healthy.
  • I would like to thank you for risking your lives in order to help to save people's lives. I hope you stay well.
  • I  command everyone, the front line Healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers during this COVID -19 . You all are heroes may God bless each and everyone.
  • Thank you so much for keeping us safe! We love you and support you.
  • I appreciate all your hard work. It’s crazy how it took this COVID to realize how much you guys really do for us. I send my prayers out to you guys, daily. It’s very thoughtful of you guys to be out there risking your own lives to protect ours. Thank you again. Stay safe!
  • Thank you so much for working so hard everyday to make sure others are able to receive the care they need to be safe. You all are superheroes for working so hard everyday. 👍
  • Thank you guys for all that you do. The hours must be grueling, and the danger palpable. Know that each day you go to work that you inspire others to do their part. My hope is that everyone will come to have a greater appreciation for those who work in the medical field and in our nation’s hospitals. I know I do -Alan Harrison
  • People all across the Country understand your sacrifices.  We are grateful to you, your colleagues, and families for your hard work.  We are sending you strength and positive thoughts!
  • Thank you for doing the job you do. :)
  • You are the hero’s during this pandemic saving lives and it is appreciated! God bless you for doing a difficult job every day with a smile on your face. We love you 💕Keep going! 
  • You are our superheroes!! Your many sacrifices are appreciated more than words can convey. Thank you does not seem to say what it is truly needed to say what we feel but THANK YOU!
  • I can't imagine how hard it is for you battling covid every day, and dealing with sick patients that you care so much about. I know you are tired, I know your feet are hurting, I know you are emotionally spent. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for what you are doing for all of us. You are simply amazing.
  • You all are truly warrior angels, fighting to keep people alive and helping all of those who are sick. Thank you so much for working hard to keep us safe.
  • Thank you for being brave and taking care of us all.
  • There are no words to describe how brave you are and how grateful I am. Thank you for choosing to save lives everyday at the risk of yours. You are the real superheroes of our world. Thank you.
  • Thank you for all that you are doing to ensure the safety of the world right now. We are so grateful!
  • thank you so much for everything y’all are amazing and the world doesn’t deserve such kind and caring people. thank you x10000, we’ll do our part of rooting you on from our homes, and truly cannot thank you enough.
  • Stay strong and brave.  Let your light shine bright!!😊
  • Thank you for staying strong through all of this. Know that you are appreciated so much y'all are doing amazing
  • Thank you! You are in our thoughts.Love you! thank you! WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR YOU AND YOUR HELP!
  • I thank all our nurses for their hard work, dedication and perseverance. Without nurses there will not be hope for the people around the world.
  • Nurses are an example of bravery and endurance dedicating their hours in the hospital to save lives. Thank you, nurses for your time. - Rotimi Adeshina
  • Wishing you good health, and PPE while you care for sick and dying patients. You are heroes!
  • There aren't words to express the gratitude for all you're doing at work and all you're sacrificing at home. So even though it's not nearly enough, thank you so much for all you're doing!
  • This crisis reveals cracks in our system, our misplaced priorities and the under-valued people and institutions. But you guys in the healthcare world have *also* been revealed!! Your professionalism, fortitude and readiness to do your jobs has been revealed. And though we let you down by getting caught ill-equipped, while we catch up and realize our errors, you all have stayed on the line and endured a volume and heart-breaking intensity that no one could have imagined. Thank you THANK YOU for being examples of the best of us, and for being lights in this darkness. Thank you!
  • We could not be more thankful of the work that you do every single day, fearlessly serving others without putting yourself first. You exemplify what a real life hero is, and we truly would not feel the comfort we do if it weren't for such skilled and caring individuals like working on the frontlines right now. Hope this message gives you a lot to be proud of because "thank you" will never be enough for the history that you are part of today. While you save lives, may God take care of everything else.
  • THANK YOU for all that you do every single day and THANK YOU for being YOU
  • Thank you so much for keeping us safe! For helping those who need it!💛
  • My heart is full of gratitude for all you do! THANK YOU for putting your lives in the frontline for all of us.  Thank you for fighting so that others have a chance in life! Thank you for all your compassion.  There is no other career more noble than yours.  You are truly HEROES!  May God give you strength and rest! And I hope you get big bonuses!!!!!!!!!😉  
  • I just wanted to share how proud I am of my 2 granddaughters, Meg an RN, and Madison, a CNA, going into the nursing program works at UT southwestern in Dallas, TX. They followed in their Mother's footsteps and have become such a blessing to this family. 
  • "Just keep doing what you are doing and help our country stay safe.
  • You are all these things: helpful, kind, awesome, and the best!
  • Y’all are TRULY APPRECIATED! Thank you for taking care of our loved ones ❤️
  • From my family to yours, thank you so much for all that you guys do! I know this has been a difficult time, and less stronger individuals would probably fold at the thought of facing such a dangerous situation. So hats off to you guys for finding that compassion and love in your heart for your fellow man. Thank you a million times, and may all of you be blessed!
  • Thank you for putting yourself in the way of danger to save others, to save our nation. You are our nation's heroes. Thank you for everything! 
  • Thank you so much for putting your lives on the line everyday!!
  • “Dear Health Workers and First Responders, Thank you so much for everything you do. I really appreciate everything you work for even on a normal day. It’s really amazing that you have the courage and bravery to face your jobs on a daily basis. The way you effect the world  is truly life changing. We would never survive and be healthy without you. No matter how hard it gets, persevere. Stay safe, stay strong.Best of wishes, Clara 💛” 
  • Y’all are TRULY APPRECIATED! Thank you for taking care of our loved ones ❤️
  • Thank you guys so much for what you do for our country. Words can not express the gratitude that the entire world has for health care workers in this time of crisis. You all are keeping the world afloat at a time where there is no other way out. Health care workers will never go unnoticed, and after this the world will know what it takes to be on the front lines and attack a pandemic full force!! Thank you guys so much!!!!!
  • Stay safe while you protect others in these unprecedented times! The world is keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. 
  • I am currently in my 3rd semester of nursing school & everyone in the frontlines are setting an example for us, students, to follow. I look up to you all, thank you for your hard work.. it does NOT go unnoticed!!! 
  • You are in our thoughts and prayers!!  THANK YOU for your dedication to help each and every patient.
  • As an Infection Prevention nurse,  I am very aware of the challenges you are facing every day during this pandemic.  I want to offer some words of encouragement to all of you.  You are loved.  God will never leave you.  You matter and the work you are doing is of great value to others.  You are making a difference.  You are brave.  Keep up the good work and remember, "with God, all things are possible".
  • Thank you for sacrificing everything. You are amazing and God loves you!
  • You guys can do this! You will beat this! It will be over!
  • You are on our battlefields hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second, in conditions you have likely never seen. So thank you SO MUCH!! Many of you are far from home and your families. You are the only family for so many patients. 
  • One thing: Please promise me and yourself to take time for self-care every day! A break for a funny video, a walk outside, a family call, a delivered meal, proper non-work time in general. And don't feel guilty for doing so--it just makes you stronger, makes you better, and better able to serve and give to your patients. Like the oxygen mask in an airplane--put yours on first. In doing this, lean on each other to get through, and remind each other to take a break, grab a fellow nurse over to take a break, do a video, audio or written journal, listen to your fave song or a song that's new to you (YoYo Ma's cello's suite by Bach is a fave of mine!), video chat your family, check on one another. Pay one another if you miss a certain #of self-care activities, to incentivize!  Call to talk to a counselor for your stress--it can help even if you don't think so and set a good example for others if you choose to tell them. 
  • Much love and positive vibes to each of you and your friends and families. 
  • We are in awe of you every day and love that you're working so hard in our service, but we need you to take care of you as a priority, too! Please do!
  • Stay healthy--we need you! 
  • Sending big hugs from Fort Lauderdale to all of you working long hours helping people!  You are all doing an AMAZING job! Please, know that I keep all of you in my prayers!  I am an "essential business" worker (not in a hospital) and make sure to stay safe when I'm working and stay home when I'm not working. Thank you so much for all that you do to take care of patients, we will soon be in a better place. Take care!
  • I know just how brave you are each and every day. But days like today, the very most. I aspire to be as amazing as you and I can't wait to join you. Love, new graduate RN BSN "
  • My best friend OF 35 YEARS, MICHELLE, IS AN ICU NURSE on the front line in TN AT INDIAN PATH HOSPITAL. SHE IS A TRUE ANGEL, COMPASSIONATE, STRONG, A LEADER EVERYWHERE SHE GOES.  PRAYERS AND LOVE TO HER AS SHE GATHERS THE STRENGTH TO WALK INTO THE ICU EVERYDAY AMIDST THIS TERRIBLE VIRUS.   SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO ME - I PRAY GOD WATCHES OVER HER AND THE MANY SHE TOUCHES WITH THE KINDEST OF HEART AND SOFTEST OF TOUCH! 
  • Thank you for all you do! God bless all of you, truly dedicated healthcare teams that I idolize, you are loved and appreciated! Stay praying. Stay positive. You are so much stronger than you know, God is in control!
  • You bring light to our world. Thank you.
  • I just want to say that I am so thankful for your hard work during this time. I don't care who you are, Doctor, EMS, Nurse, LPN's, CNA's, whoever, thank you, for putting your life on the line to treat our communities during this difficult time. :)
  • I would like to say I salute how caring and loving my sis in law is she loves what she does and it shows she is always being thanked for being so kind and amazing CNA/MED tech,  to people family members and she puts her life on the line daily and I would like to say Thank you.
  • I appreciate each and every one of you. This hits close to home. As many of you may have families, know that you are not alone. They say heroes come and go but legends never die and you guys are living legends. Because of you, we are safe. Thank you so much. Much love and respect.
  • Thank you all for being on the front line to help fight COVID-19\. You all are so strong and keep pushing! You got this!!!
  • Thank you for your tireless efforts and for sharing your gifts with others. We notice you, we appreciate you, we thank you.
  • Keep up the good work and stay safe and I appreciate everything you are doing for the people in the world. May The ( LORD) keep you all safe and protect you all from any weapon that forms against you all may the ( LORD) keep. ( HIS ANGELS ) protecting your coming & going may the ( LORD) protect your family as well. 
  • GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR LOVING & CARING FOR PEOPLES WHO ARE IN GREAT NEED!!  
  • May you have angels watching over as you continue your heroic efforts for families and loved ones. Thank you for heroism in battling this war.
  • There are no words to express how amazing all of you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you are doing. Stay safe and well 💕
  • My deepest gratitude for all of you that are on the front lines battling this unseen enemy day in and day out.  You are our rainbow behind this cloud.  
  • “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."  ~Christopher Reeves
  • A huge shout out to all you heroes out there.  May you have hope, help, health, and happiness.  
  • We are all in this together! We will look back at this and be able to say we were true heroes! Some of us will get to say we contributed a little, some of us a lot, but either way, we helped. Stay strong, try your best to stay healthy, and thank you, thank you so much for being brave, selfless, and compassionate. #Supporthealthcareheroes!
  • Thank you.  Thank you for putting others before yourself.  Thank you for answering the call to serve humanity.  God bless.
  • I am at home in NYC. My health is good. I am grateful for nurses every day. Putting their lives at risk, separating from their families, and offering care and kindness to people who are sick and scared. Nurses are THE front line of this epidemic. Each and every one of you are a hero and New Yorkers hold you in our hearts.
  • Thank you for caring for and placing others before yourself. You are a very special person. God bless you and your families.
  • You are so brave, so strong, so resilient - it's unbelievable and we are so, so grateful.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • God bless you and keep you safe. My prayers are with you and your family.  May angels sing your praises and comfort you.
  • Thank you to all healthcare workers. Thank you for all that you are doing during this difficult time. Thank you for putting your lives on the line. My prayers are with each and every one of you.
  • I would like to thank you all for your endless compassion and hard work. This is a scary time and I am so thankful to work in a field that involves such selfless people. I know you are terrified and are seeing things that will never leave you the same, and I hope that you have the courage and strength to continue. Your efforts and treatment provided to your patients is nothing less than a superpower. I thank you for everything you have done and continue to do. I'm praying for you all and hope this is over soon.
  • As a nurse who is sidelined due to an illness, I wanted to send out my love and respect to all the nurses fighting on the frontlines. Your dedication is commended. Your efforts are appreciated. Your knowledge is irreplaceable. We are behind you and fighting with you 100%. We are stronger together! Please take care and stay strong! All my respect, Nurse K.M.E
  • Nurses have always been our unsung heroes, but never more than now. Thank you for your compassion and dedication. Sending hugs and prayers. 💙🙏🏻
  • I am a retired RN who worked in the OR for 45 years.  I have worked with many dedicated, wonderful colleagues over the years.  Never have I been more proud of the Nursing profession than during this Covid-war.  Stay strong and know we appreciate your efforts and are glad you chose Nursing.  Thank You! - Janelle Burkhart, RN
  • Thank you for all the love and prayers you share with our patients. You are such a blessing to our Radiology Department.
  • Beth Turpin NP, The care you give to your patients is amazing. Our community is blessed to have you help serve the uninsured and underinsured.
  • My favorite Nurse- Linda Streit RN PhD. Mercer is very blessed to have you. You and your staff train the best nurses. You instill in them what is needed to make a great NURSE!
  • Thank you for all your hard work! You are all so brave. America is proud of each and every one of you!
  • Thank you for everything that you do! Not only now during this crazy time, but even when life is normal! You guys are all superheroes and are taking care of those in need, even when it puts you at risk as well. I am eternally grateful.
  • Most sincere thanks to all nurses everywhere!  You are our healthcare heroes always, but especially now in the midst of this unprecedented crisis.  Thank you for the sacrifices you make so the rest of us can remain healthy.  Stay strong, stay hopeful, do your best to take care of yourself!
  • Thank you for all you do every minute of every day. I keep you in my prayers. Your strength and your courage have always been amazing as you care for those who are sick. Now, in this time, you are the most important person in our world. I admire you so much and thank you from my heart. God bless you and keep you as you do the work no one else can do.
  • To all the Nurses and healthcare workers,  thank you.   Simple but very very heartfelt.  I myself am a nurse and I know the challenges we are facing at this time.   Stay strong, keep the faith, and we will all get through this together.....
  • Thank you for your hard work, dedication and care especially during these unprecedented and stressful times. Your personal sacrifice is absolutely mind blowing and beyond heroic. Wishing everyone a very special Nurses Day and Week.
  • Thank you for all you do to help the sick.  Thank you for the many sacrifices you make to help people in need.  You are hero's and I pray that God will keep you and your loved ones all safe during this difficult time.  You are in my prayers daily. God bless you all, He will watch over you.
  • Thank you for everything that you all do on a daily basis. You are true angels.
  • YOU'RE DOING OUTSTANDING WORK! We appreciate every single minute you put in to fight this pandemic and keep people safe. Thank you for all you do and we support you and love you.
  • Thank you so much for being the bravest among us and running towards the danger to save others!  I'm sure your training never prepared you for something like this but we appreciate your courage and determination!  We are thinking of you & your families and hope you stay safe!  Thank you for all you do!
  • You guys have been my heroes long before the pandemic. You are strong, caring, and capable. You will get through this and come out stronger.
  • Thank you so much for your bravery and dedication to helping those in need!  We are grateful for all you are doing!!!
  • Thank you for all your hard work! During these difficult times, we can all get through it with family and laughter. As my grandfather says, to get through difficult times you can get through it with laughter and joy, never lose faith with who you are!
  • Thank you and God bless you for your service and sacrifices during this most trying time. Thanks to your families as well. Stay safe, stay well!
  • In teaching my son about our healthcare heroes, we wanted to reach out and say thank you for everything you do. We are thinking about you and are sending a thousand hugs your way!
  • I want to say that you all are some of the bravest people the world knows.  I know you are put to the test emotionally and physically every day.  Remain strong.  You can do this because you all are our heroes.
  • So proud to be a nurse working shoulder to shoulder with all of the millions of other nurses during this crisis- I have seen incredible strength, passion, selflessness, ingenuity, and compassion from my fellow nurses, and I thank you all for that.  You inspire me to be better every day.  Thank you for all of your sacrifice and hard work!
  • You were there for me during my cancer battle, cheering me on throughout it all. So I understood your heroism even before Covid-19. Please stay strong and know that your dedication to protecting life, even for those who threaten it, inspires me daily to make choices in this world that further goodness and kindness. You are in my prayers, heart, and mind for all good things. Thank you from the depth of my soul. G-d bless you and your families for all good things.
  • Thank you for everything you do to keep us safe. Thank you for all you're doing for us, we appreciate you!Thank you for your outstanding dedication and a genuine care for patients! Our lives are better because of you!
  • To all of the Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff in our country’s medical community.  Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment.  Without you we would be facing this pandemic on our own and knowing we have professionals such as you, willing to risk your own lives in order to save ours is beyond any gratitude I could share.  You are our heroes and for that I thank you.  Be careful and I pray for your safety and well being.
  • As a health science educator, I hope that my students will become future courageous, brave and compassionate healthcare heroes like you! Thanks for leading with your heart and helping take care of our friends, family and neighbors during this difficult time.
  • Thank you for all you do!
  • You are my heroes; doing the work you committed to doing for the benefit of us all. We know what you're doing, the sacrifices you are making, and we thank you sincerely for your dedication, expertise, and your caring. You are not forgotten.
  • Thank you for all that you do. I was in the hospital with Covid-19 and eventually made a full recovery after a difficult few weeks. The nurses everywhere are so kind and encouraging, even when I could see their own stress and worry. My best friend is also a nurse in Seattle and has been working weeks and weekends for a long time now. He is finally going to take a break for a little bit now that they're managing the day to day steadily. I'm so glad he is safe, and I hope that you are all well, too. Thanks for your hard work and support.
  • Thank you for all of your time, effort and dedication! You truly are superheroes!! Sending lots of love!!!!
  • Healthcare workers shape the world of tomorrow. Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication. Your determination motivates me to make an impact on the world, through serving others. Thank you.
  • Thank you for doing what you do. You are making the world a better place with every task you undertake. Please know that I pray for your safety and health. Thank you for being strong!
  • Hello - my name is Jesús Galvan and I am a graduate student at DePaul University! I wanted to thank you for treating, protecting, and saving patients who are suffering right now. Our world will never be the same after this pandemic, but your efforts will ensure that we will endure and persevere. For that, I will always be grateful for you. Cuídate y que Dios te bendiga!
  • You are treasures! We will fight for you the same way you are fighting for us. Thank you.
  • Choosing emergency medicine as a career is noble, and honors life and love at its core. Thanks for everything you do!
  • Thank you for your sacrifice and hard work during this difficult time. Please be sure to take care of your mental health by talking with a therapist, journal writing, or looking up guided meditations on Youtube such as "Twin Hearts Meditation." We support you!
  • Thank you for all of your sacrifices you've made during this time. The work you're doing is incredible and it is very appreciated. I hope the pandemic can ease up soon, so you can get some time off to relax and enjoy yourself. Again, thank you very much for being the frontlines during this difficult time.
  • Thank you for all of your time, effort and dedication! You truly are superheroes!! Sending lots of love!!!!
  • Thank you, healthcare heroes, for saving lives & caring for the sick when their family can’t be there!! You are all rock stars!!  ⭐️
  • Thank you for your dedication to your work. I spent time in the hospital as a child and what I remember from that time is how far doctors and nurses went to make sure I was comfortable and felt safe. My family is grateful for doctors every day, but especially now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • "To all of the strong healthcare heroes working tirelessly to help fight COVID-19:
  • Thank you! Thank you for risking your lives to save others', not just during this pandemic, but everyday. We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication you have for making sure everyone is safe and healthy.
  • With love always, the DePaul community"
  • I am a member of the DePaul community and I am writing this letter to say thank you for the work you do. I pray that in this season of uncertainty you are able to find strength and hope to continue doing the work that you do. I pray that you are able to find peace in the midst of the current situation. Thank you again for the work you do everyday.
  • Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the work you do every day.  We will only get through this because of you.  Know that we all are behind you, supporting you and cheering you on.  We are doing our part by staying inside, no matter what anyone says, and we will continue to do so because we want everyone to be safe and healthy.  We want YOU safe and healthy.  Thank you for your selfless giving.  Thank you for caring so much.  Thank you for taking care of all of us.
  • Thank you for everything that you do.  I'm glad that healthcare workers are finally receiving the appreciation and accolades that have been long overdue.
  • Thank you so much for all you are doing - you are so deeply appreciated.
  • THANK YOU for all that you have done and continue to do! Through the long hours and nonstop care- there aren't enough words to express how much we appreciate it!
  • Thank you so much for the sacrifices you have made during this time. I want you to know that your endurance, strength, and dedication is truly appreciated. Thank you and I hope you stay healthy and safe.
  • Thank you all so much for your selfless work on the front lines. I can't imagine all of the emotions you must be feeling. Just know that you're not alone and that you are loved!💛
  • "Dear Nurses, We see you, we salute you, we honor your courage when it may not be the easiest.  Thank you for showing up every shift and taking care of our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers.  You're in a great position of power, and I stand behind you to ensure that you are physically and emotionally protected now, and after this.  Love, A Public Health Nurse Leader & Professor "
  • "I first just want to thank you for your heart, dedication, and love for all the patients. I also want to let you know that I am praying for you, all of you. God has built you for this, for this moment. He placed you there because he placed many gifts and talents on the inside of you. You were built for this.
  • I pray that the Lord gives you the strength to get up daily to go to work and to get out of bed. I pray that he gives you wisdom and understanding through these times. I pray that we give you energy. I rebuke the spirit of fear, anxiety, and unhealthy levels of stress in the name of Jesus. I pray that you, your coworkers are covered and protected by the blood of Jesus Christ from this virus in the name of Jesus. Amen.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I encourage you to pray about everything to the Lord so that you can experience peace of God. Read and Pray on Psalm 91\. Release all your requests, worries, and cares to him, and PEACE will be released. 
  • The Lord loves you dearly, no matter if you know him or not. He wants to help you, but he is waiting for you to put all of your trust and faith in him. We are limited but His power is limitless, he wants us to depend on him. That is why Jesus died on the cross so that we do not have to experience long-lasting suffering. The last thing that I want to say is that the only ingredient that makes prayer powerful is faith. You have to have faith. Faith is believing in the unseen. 
  • Hebrews 11: 1 says that “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” 2 Corinthians 5-7 to walk by faith, not by sight. 
  • “I do not know why people are dying. But know that we are no longer suffering from this virus. I do not know why we are experiencing this pandemic. But I do know that God is good and that his word says that he will never FORSAKE us. It may look like or feel like he is not, but I know he is. During rough times, stick to what you do know that is good. So, I do know that God loves you and that his love never fails. I do know that he is moving. I do know that his power is bigger and stronger than anything thing on this earth. I hope this letter sparked up faith that is on the inside of you.  Remember we are all praying for you. Love, Your Sister in Christ, Christine"
  • My name is Travis Eastham and I am a staff member and alumni of DePaul University in Chicago. Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for all of you and all medical professionals during this difficult time. All the best to you, and stay safe and healthy!
  • I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your dedication and expertise in making such a critical difference to so many individuals and their families.  I know that during this pandemic you are probably tired of people referring to you as heroes, and I agree that during this time the term is a bit overused. In fact, you were heroes long before this pandemic and you will continue to be heroes long after we've come out of this extraordinary time.  Please know that especially during these challenging days, you are not alone and that there are many of us out here who love you and support you and want to do everything that we can to make your jobs easier; and if that means staying at home, we'll do that for as long as it takes.
  • You are doing the most difficult work of the pandemic and we thank you. Please take time for self-care if you are able. All the best wishes to you.
  • Thank you for the sacrifices you make to help others.
  • I would like to express my deepest gratitude and thanks for all the hard work you do. Without you we would be nothing. I have family in the healthcare workforce so I can see firsthand how it's affecting families, yet I can also see how strong you guys are. I appreciate you and I know many others also. You truly are heroes.
  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do, day and night, over and over to help complete strangers recover and heal!
  • Thank you for your bravery! You are true heroes!
  • Thank you so much for everything that you are doing to keep everyone safe. Your sacrifices are not going unnoticed, and we are all thinking and praying for you. I would like to give a big thank you from the DePaul University community, we are all doing our part at home to stay home.
  • Thank you for all you have done and are doing. Your passion for the community and service does not go unnoticed. Thank you for being selfless and for being our heroes.
  • Endless love and appreciation in a time like this for your long hours of helping patients who are suffering.
  • Gracias por su gran trabajo. Los apreciamos mucho. Son héroes.
  • Thank you for all that you do! Your work is so important and truly appreciated. Thank you for your dedication to keeping the public safe and going into work to do that. Thank you!
  • As a Depaul University alum/staff member it is important to live our mission, which essentially is to give back to those in need. As someone who has a sister with terminal cancer currently living in a nursing home; had a mom who lived in a nursing home due to a brain tumor; had an aunt who lived in a nursing home following a stroke/brain surgery - I have seen the dedication of nursing staff first hand for over a decade. During this pandemic healthcare workers worldwide stepped up and have selflessly cared for our loved ones when we could not. THANK YOU FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • We appreciate all the long hours to help all these patients in need who are suffering from coronavirus.
  • "Dear Healthcare Heroes, Thank you for your hard work, we greatly appreciate everything you have done for us. I just wanted to let you know that we see what you are doing and we are extremely grateful to have you all!"
  • Thank you for being so brave. You are all doing a tremendous job that does not go without recognition. We see your work, dedication, and compassion during this time. THANK YOU!
  • You are so valuable. After all this passes, you deserve a long paid vacation!
  • I am a student of the DePaul University community and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your hard work day in and out! It is so appreciated and I am so thankful for all of the work everyone in healthcare is doing. Make sure to take some time for yourselves and know that this too shall pass!
  • You are a hero! You are a strong and brave individual for being on the frontline in a moment like this.  Your work does not go unseen and we thank you for your hard-work.
  • I still haven’t found a way to express how thankful I feel for all the work you are doing. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic started, healthcare professionals have been working hard to continue helping others. Now we see a bigger commitment with healthcare professionals putting their lives at risk to help those affected by the virus which is why I think now it’s the time to share a bigger thank you with all of you. Healthcare professionals are heroes and deserve all the admiration and appreciation they are receiving.
  • Thank you for all that you are doing to keep us safe and healthy. We are so grateful for your hard work. We are sending strength, love, and gratitude your way!
  • Hi, my name is Kennedy and I am a student from DePaul University. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to providing the best service to your patients. Your job is a selfless job and many of us will not know the emotional and physical work that you endure on a day to day basis. Your strength is very inspirational. I appreciate all of your hard work! 
  • "You all are the superheroes in this global pandemic, working endlessly to put the lives of others ahead of yourselves.  We are incredibly grateful for your generosity & humbled by your strength. - Janice Hay, DePaul University, School of Music"
  • Hello, I am a student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I hope you all are staying strong and pushing through the best you can! I really appreciate all the sacrifices you have made to keep the world safe and treat everyone in need. I hope you and your families are staying healthy!
  • As an aspiring med school student, I just want you all to know you are what gives me hope in the midst of all this uncertainty. Please take care of yourselves during this time, I don't know the stress you're taking on right now, but I do know its heavy right now. Don't let it break you, you worked hard for your profession, you can honestly do this. You have always been my hero ever since I was a young girl.💛
  • "Hello! My name is Erin and I am writing on behalf of the DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning in Chicago. While we are safely working from home, we recognize your bravery, commitment, and love in action to care for people. Our Vincentian mission calls us to care for others, especially the most vulnerable, and I am inspired by how hospital employees are enacting this care in these times. 💛    Thank you for taking care of others and being present with them. It’s hard to imagine the risks you’re taking, and I can’t help but to be profoundly grateful. We’re wishing you love and support and times of peace within the uncertainty and unimaginable challenges. You are so courageous and selfless and are truly on the front lines of something we haven’t experienced in 100 years. You’re heroes!
  • You really are making a difference in people’s lives and they, along with all of us, will remember that forever. Thank you for being calm during this time of crisis and using your skills and compassion for the greater good. Please remember to take time to rest and process your experiences because your health is important too. With deep gratitude, Erin"
  • “Hi! I am writing from the DePaul University Writing Center in Chicago. We recognize your bravery, commitment, & love. You are making a difference in people’s lives & we will forever remember it. Take time to rest because your health is important too. 💛”
  • "I am writing on behalf of the DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning in Chicago. While we are safely working from home, we recognize your bravery, commitment, and love in action to care for people. Our Vincentian mission calls us to care for others, especially the most vulnerable, and I am inspired by how hospital employees are enacting this care in these times.  
  • It’s hard to imagine the risks you’re taking, and we can’t help but to be profoundly grateful. We’re wishing you love and support and times of peace within the uncertainty and unimaginable challenges. 
  • "Ten years ago my mother was in intensive care for three months before she died, and I am still grateful for the care and unwavering kindness that both she and my family received. I remember all of the nurses who worked with her in that time, and I’m not at all surprised by the selflessness that is apparent now."
  • "Hello Nurses, thank you for working tirelessly towards the immensely satisfying social service known as healthcare. Continue doing this great service, for you bring great joy and compassion to the lives of people undergoing illness. GodSpeed. - Danish Trivedi, Graduate Student, DePaul University."
  • Hi! I'm Maddie and I am writing on behalf of the DePaul University Writing Center in Chicago. While we are safely working from home, we recognize your bravery, commitment, and love in action to care for people. Our Vincentian mission calls us to care for others, especially the most vulnerable, and I am inspired by how hospital employees are enacting this care in these times.  The important work you are doing is felt so loudly across the world and it will not be forgotten. The bravery and care that is put in every person makes the biggest difference.
  • I cannot thank you enough for the work you are doing to keep patients and families safe! Feelings of discouragement are incredibly valid, but remember that people are appreciative of your work! I have family members who are nurses and doctors and I see the way this situation is affecting them. Thank you so much for your endless commitment. I appreciate you! My family is sending you love and wishes of tranquility and security. Know that the DePaul University Vincentian family loves and appreciates you!! You got this! Thank you for your motivation, resilience, and compassion. 💛😊💛😊💛
  • You are so courageous and selfless and are truly on the front lines of something we haven’t experienced in 100 years. Incredible. You are the best
  • Please continue to monitor peoples' health and ensure their vitality, continue to check up on them with genuine love and care. You are doing great work in being with people in their time of need or in their line of last breath. I pray that you continue to love and care for patients as if they were your own. And that you take pride in the wonderful service that you do.
  • Hello!  The person writing this is truly grateful for you! If superheroes were real, they would be wearing scrubs and face masks! Thank you for all your hard work, and keeping a positive attitude during these hard times. We love you!💛
  • Thank you! You are doing an amazing job! You work long hours, in a physically demanding job, providing care for others while away from your family for very little pay. We are truly grateful for all that you do!
  • My mom is a nurse, and I am so incredibly proud of her and grateful for her to be in my life. Growing up, I have always seen the toll that her work puts on her, but yet, she continues to work to ensure that her patients are taken care of. Thank you to my mom and everyone who continues to fight to take care of those who truly need it. You all are the real heroes.
  • Thank you so much for your continued love, care, and work to ensure that all can live in safety and comfort. Your Herculean efforts to heal our community will forever be deeply appreciated. I am most grateful for your selflessness and your perseverance in the face of such a tragedy for the world. Sending love and good vibrations to each and every one of you. 
  • "We could not be more grateful for your hard work and patience during such a trying time. We can't do it without you, and I hope you know how appreciated and revered you are. At the end of your shift, please do something nice for yourself. You deserve it! Best,  a very grateful public"
  • You are truly amazing.  I can't thank you enough for sacrificing your health and your family's health to protect mine.  From my family to you, THANK YOU!  Caroline
  • "Dear healthcare heroes,Thank you for your tireless and selfless work in fighting the COVID-19 crisis.  Thank you for your care, compassion and expertise on the front lines of this historic battle.  Please know that you are greatly appreciated.  May you and your families remain safe and healthy throughout this crisis, and may you continue to find the energy and courage to keep fighting.  Love, Debbie "
  • "All doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers have always been important, but even more so during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. There simply aren't enough of you to go around. Your services are essential and valuable. I'm staying home for healthcare workers. I'm staying home so that frontline healthcare workers don't have to. I'm staying home to take the pressure and strain off of all healthcare workers. Thank you for doing what you've always done, caring for others and helping restore our precious health."
  • Thank you so much for your dedication and great care, especially in these difficult times!  It is so inspiring to see health care workers responding in this time of great need, going toward the problem, while the rest of us are in quarantine to save others. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • I want to take a moment to give my thanks to all the work you have done during this unprecedented time. The amount of courage every single one of you has shown day in and day out is an inspiration to me. I am practicing social distancing from my home, and sometimes it can be difficult to see the work you are doing. But your hard work and bravery has not gone unnoticed! You are superheroes to the people of the United States, and are so indispensable to us. Thank you for keeping everyone safe and saving lives! 
  • Hello! My name is Esther and I am a college sophomore student at DePaul University! I wanted to thank you so much for your service in helping both children and families stay safe especially during these troubling times! I understand that catching a break isn't the easiest thing you can do right now, but you should know that all your efforts are not going unnoticed. Without you, there would be so many patients battling with sicknesses that wouldn't be able to get medical attention, but because y'all are so brave and caring, we know, and families know that they can put their trust in you! Thank you so so so much for everything that you are doing and the sacrifices that you've made to save your community! Make sure to eat something, or snack on something at least, and make sure to take some time to meditate or breathe and remember your amazing accomplishments! Thank you once again!!
  • Thank you for everything you guys are doing. It takes courage to go out into the frontlines and directly face the COVID-19 virus. I know that you guys are working diligently and doing everything within your power, and working with the limited resources you got. I am praying for your safety and the safety of your patients. You guys are doing great! Keep your heads up and keep fighting! Thank you for teaching the world what strength looks like!
  • "Hello, My name is Kyra, and I am a student at DePaul University. On behalf of the DePaul community, we are thinking about you during these times, and we appreciate you and everything that you do! Thank you for all your hard work!"
  • Every time you show your tender loving care to a patient, an extra ray of sunshine is beaming down from the skies! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making a difference in so many lives. You are true HEROES!!
  • Just wanted to express my deepest gratitude for you and the difficult work you are doing. More is being asked of you right now that anyone could have ever imagined, and the whole world is grateful and amazed with your incredible dedication and the sacrifices you are making.  You are truly our heroes.  I hope you are taking care of yourself during your off time, and I pray for your continued health and strength.  Though I may never meet you, may never be a patient in your care, knowing that you are there for us if we get sick is a huge comfort to us all.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you do.
  • We are with you! Thank you for service and sacrifice to allow our communities to battle this evil disease. Your efforts will not be forgotten.
  • Thanks for being the heroes of 2020 while you lead the fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are so grateful for your service to others as you lead by example and remind us all what is important in life. Thank you for everything you do! You are making a difference in your community and in the world. THANK YOU!

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