Department of Medicine

Emory Health Heroes Notes of Thanks

From: Lily Nguyen To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Hi! Thank you for all you do! You are greatly appreciated for working through hard times and putting others before yourself. I hope you know the great impact you have on others!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Lilburn, GA

Many thanks to you who show up every day with the weight of a pandemic on your shoulders. I cannot imagine the stress you are under yet can remain so compassionate and concerned. May you be blessed with all the goodness you deserve. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️.

From: Joann Williams To: Hospital Workers Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for your commitment to help the sick and injured. This is not an easy time to be a front line hospital worker. We are grateful that you are there when we most need you.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Moultrie, GA

My mom was a nurse in public health for many years, my daughter-in-law is a nurse, and I appreciate more than many the incomparable care quality nurses provide to patients. As a child, I remember worrying about my mom as she interviewed active TB cases to prepare them for hospitalization. I saw how much she worried about the crippled children who attended her clinic in Ware County. I know my daughter-in-law and her friends worked tirelessly through the COVID-19 crisis during hurricanes and tornado watches. You, as a nurse, are sometimes the unsung heros of the health care teams. Often the doctors, who definitely deserve the praise, get all the praise. I would like for nurses to know I value you, I appreciate you, and I pray for your safety. 

From: Laura Price To: Dr. Craig Hofmeister and Staff Gainesville, GA

Thank you all so much for all the hard work you do to take care of us and make us safe.

From: Anonymous To: Dr. Azeem Kaka Location: Columbus, GA

I want to thank you once again for what you did. You, no doubt, saved my life and for that I am forever grateful. During the peak of the early COVID-19 wave, you went to bat for me and would not let the hospital cancel my surgery. You delayed your own vacation in order to operate on me. Thank you!

To all the other doctors and nurses, thank you for taking such good care of me during the eleven days I was at Emory Midtown. I received the best care possible. I appreciate it a hundred times over.

From: Anonymous To: RN June

Thank you so much for your help and support of my sister before she passed last June. I appreciate all the care she got from your great staff.

From: Anonymous To: Emory Healthcare Location: Decatur, GA

Thank you for all you are doing to support our community. My family is so incredibly grateful for your continued work to support a vaccine and educate our community on COVID-19. We greatly appreciate all of the workers who are tirelessly ensuring our safety and caring for those who are ill. Thank you for all that you do and our prayers are with you each day.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so very much for your dedication and commitment to helping others! You are strong and so very courageous to look this virus in the face every day. Your efforts are appreciated beyond what you will ever know. Please let someone know if you need something. People are willing to step up to help you too! Take care of yourself and know that you are loved!!

From: Anonymous To: Cranman, Dr. Jerard and the North Decatur Team. Location: North Decatur, GA

We, as a family, were extremely fortunate to have received your service for over 20 years. We want you to know that you are appreciated. Thank you for all you do to serve us.

From: Jennifer To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

Thank you to all of the health care workers and building workers for all you do to help the sick and injured and to keep your buildings clean and secure!!

Much love and respect for all of your heroic efforts!

From: Bill Dishman To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

Thanks, you guys. We really appreciate all you're doing. 

From: Anonymous To: Emory Clinic Nephrology Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for making telehealth available. Guiding and keeping us safe. Fantastic set of doctors and staff.

From: Jayne Siebold To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication throughout this difficult time. Your hard work is one of the most selfless things a person can do. We will continue to social distance and wear masks so everyone can continue to stay safe. Thank you for being a light of inspiration to everyone around you!

From: Taylor Lian To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you so much for your endless hard work and perseverance throughout this difficult time. We are so grateful for everything that you do, and your courageous acts of service will not go unnoticed. To the strongest, most selfless, and caring individuals in our community, we are so thankful for you. We will continue to do our part by wearing masks and social distancing, but together, we can persist through this pandemic.

From: Kristin Hsu To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you so much for the dedication, selflessness, effort, and care you all put into our community. We are so grateful for your endless hard work, and we will continue to do our part by social distancing, wearing masks, and staying home. You are providing our country with hope, and we could not be more thankful. Thank you for everything!!!

From: Sofia Mang To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you all doctors! Through these tough times, you have all proved stronger than ever. I’m forever grateful that you risk your lives every single day in order to guarantee others. Keep being selfless, caring, and above all amazing :)

From: Reagan McCawley To: All Health Heroes Location: Anahuac, TX

Thank you so much for providing such care and hospitality during these uncertain times. You are providing this nation with hope and inspiration in a time that we desperately need it. Your work does not go unappreciated!

From: Mekha To: All Health Heroes

I am a college student from Houston who is an aspiring doctor and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that I am so proud. As a child, I always imagined medical workers to be warriors fighting against different diseases, and now I am seeing that in real time. I am immensely grateful for all the difficult decisions you had to make to help people with the coronavirus. I am writing this letter to let you know that your dedication and service doesn't go unnoticed. Please also remember to take some time for yourselves so that you may stay healthy and safe!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

You guys have been fighting and sacrificing so much to be on the front lines just to ensure safety and benefit the public. Because of these reasons, I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the sacrifices that you guys are making.

From: Hailey To: All Health Heroes Location: TX

Thank you so much for your strength and bravery every single day. Your persistence inspires hope in us that we will get through these uncertain times together. Be safe and healthy!

From: Shehroz Kayani To: All Health Heroes Location: Houston, TX

My mother is a doctor, so I totally understand your struggle of not being able to attend to your own body needs while attending the patients. You get tired but you still make sure your patients are your priority. I know your struggle and I LOVE YOU ALL! This world is a better place because of you people, ALL the healthcare workers, you all are actual Superheroes. Stay Blessed :)

From: Naomi Zidon To: All Health Heroes Location: Missouri City, TX

Good day, My name is Naomi and I am a senior English Literature major at the University of Houston. I want to thank you, the health care workers, for your resilience during these times. As an English student, I have read so many heroic tales from different parts of the world, but what happened in 2020 surpassed my notion on heroism. Especially the heroics by the health care workers as they worked day and night to tackle the virus. I am very thankful for everything. I really appreciate everything.

From: Vilma To: All Health Heroes Location: Houston, TX

Hi, my name is Vilma from the University of Houston. I feel it is truly a difficult task, to care for others under stress, work long shifts, and still be able to give it your best shot without a COVID-19 vaccine yet. We are appreciative of the courageous and selfless act of service that you bring to our community.

A million thank you's would not be enough to capture the essence of your hard work. Please know we are thinking of you and hoping that you and your family stay safe and well.

From: Hailey To: All Health Heroes Location: Missouri City, TX

Thank you so much for your tireless dedication! Your selfless contributions inspire us to see hope, to continue moving forward, and to help in any way we can during these uncertain times. Thank you for your persistence even when you are stressed, tired, and pressured. You are truly a hero.

From: Sarah To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for everything that you do. You are strong and selfless in your service to others. We are thinking of you each and every day. Know that you are not alone in this endeavor. We see you and are incredibly thankful for you.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Houston, TX

Thank you so much for doing your best! We are so grateful for your seemingly boundless energy and love right now. Don't forget to eat and sleep and breathe; your health matters too!

From: Cody To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your continued dedication to protecting and caring for those afflicted by the coronavirus. Your time is greatly appreciated, and know many at-risk individuals survived COVID-19 because of health care workers like you.

From: Zayd Latheef To: All Health Heroes

Howdy!! I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your hard work and dedication. You are one of a kind, a soldier for our society. You are the forefront to our fight against this disease. Your time, sacrifice, and selfless attitude cannot be thanked enough!!

I hope you know you are always in the hearts of those you serve and know we are forever grateful!! Thank you for keeping our community safe!!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for everything! We are forever grateful for your support!!!!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Houston, TX

When times get rough, just know that I'm thinking of you. Thank you for all that you do. Your continued dedication to helping others motivates me to work hard to one day be a health care worker like yourself!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

As a COVID-19 survivor, it is your commitment and dedication to service that encourages me to wake up and be great every day. Much love.

From: Jacob To: All Health Heroes Location: Sugar Land, TX

For everyone working hard during this pandemic, thank you for all that you do! You are amazing and are making a huge, positive impact with your work! You are truly incredible and I appreciate and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Thank you so much for everything you do! You are a hero, and I truly appreciate everything you do!


From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

I am writing this letter to show my gratitude for all the effort and commitment you've made during this pandemic period. I know how hard it is under this situation to work on the front line when you have to risk your life and save thousands of lives. I really appreciate everything you've done to protect this city and the people here. Without your contribution, we would not be able to live safely in this city.

This is a very hard time for everyone. And it is especially for you who work on the front line and fight COVID-19. But I believe with everyone staying strong and working together, we will one day conquer this pandemic.

Once again, thank you so much and hope you have a great day! Please take care!

From: Anonymous To: Emory Healthcare Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you to all of the Emory Healthcare workers who have been working so hard to keep all of us safe! Please know that all your hard work does not go unappreciated. So many lives have been saved and families stayed intact due to the incredible work all of you do. Thanks again for the sacrifices and courage you've all shown throughout these hard times!

From: Emory Student To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for your service to keep our city healthy. We support you through these hard times. Stay strong! You got this!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory University Hospital

Thank you so much for all your hard work and support during the difficult time!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your service to keep our city healthy!

From: Santa Kim To: All Health Heroes Location: Seoul, South Korea

Thank you so much for your help and support to fight against COVID-19. You guys are heroes to us.

From: Jiawen Zhang To: Emory Healthcare

Thank you so much for what you are doing! You are the ones who make Emory the safest place. Because of your effort, I could trust that my friends and I would be okay during this unprecedented time. You are the heroes of 2020. Please take great care of yourself as well!

From: Anonymous To: All Staff at Emory University Hospital

Thank you for what you do each day and every day during the pandemic! Thank you for being there when we're hurting or sick! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!

From: Grace To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

I'm so grateful for your service and hard work! Thank you so much for all the efforts you put in to keep our community safe. You are the true hero!! I pray that you will stay strong and healthy during this time, and please know that you are very appreciated. Thank you so much.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you to all the health care workers who have worked so hard to keep all of us safe during this pandemic. I can't imagine all the sacrifices you have had to make during this time, and for that we are all incredibly grateful.Your bravery during all of this is truly inspiring, and I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done.

From: Jessica Dembicer To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all that you do! I hope you have a great day :)

From: Marion W. To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory University Hospital

Thank you to the doctors, nurses, faculty, residents, security guards, housekeepers and staff who are directly putting their lives on the front line every day in the duties they perform. We tend to forget sometimes about the low man on the totem pole. We should not because their work is also very vital in the fight for a cure for this horrible virus. Most of the security staff have underlying conditions, but are exposing themselves every day to save lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and we love you all for all of the wonderful work you are doing! I'm the proud parent of an Emory security guard and I couldn't be prouder of his work and dedication to Emory.

From: Darleana Gobin To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Many thanks to all the health care workers! You stayed on the job doing what you do best. If it were not for you dedicated health care workers, many more lives would have been lost. My daughter-in-law is an emergency room surgeon and the precautions she has to take to make sure that she, her patients, and family stay are mind blowing. I get hot just looking at her in her hazmat looking outfit. May God bless each and every one of you.

I would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the people who are working extra hard to ensure that our health and lifestyles are running as well as can be during a pandemic. This is for the MEDICAL... from the doctors, nurses, administration, to the janitorial staff. The FIRST RESPONDERS... police, firemen, paramedics, 911 operators. HOSPITALITY.... restaurant, fast food workers, hotel workers. The TRUCKERS and WAREHOUSE workers. The HEATING, AIR & PLUMBING workers. The TELECOMMUNICATION & CABLE workers. The EDUCATION workers... teachers, daycare etc. The RETAIL workers ... grocery stores, drug stores, pharmacies etc. The city workers... trash collectors, water department etc. The TRAVEL industry from the buses, car service, Marta, trains, planes, ships etc. No one ever thinks of the people that work in the zoos, aquariums, animal shelters, ranches, etc. Those animals have to be taken care of. The funeral workers. Wow. There are so many people doing what they do above and beyond. There are many more I did not name and they are just as important as everybody else. BUT without you health heroes, we all may be lost. THANK YOU!

From: Kathleen Romero To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for all that you do.

From: Joy Kimberly To: All Health Heroes Location: Eatonton, GA

Just wish to thank all the health care workers who risk their lives every day to help those patients who have COVID-19 and who can not see their loved ones.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

I would like to recognize the ESP RNs, NTs, MAs, LPNs staff who work every day to fill in the gaps, where and when they are needed. I applaud them for always striving to help in any occasion. We are all in this together, however, these PRN Healthcare staff members go to work every day to make the area they are assigned to just a little bit better. Thank you for all you do, and know that I see you. I appreciate you all for what you do.

From: Robert Cetrulo To: Emory Heart Clinic

Thank you for being in the front line of this COVID-19 pandemic. You being there for us means the world to me. It takes a lot away from being with our own families and trying to be safe for them also, as well as your patients. Know that a Greater Power is standing with you and that you are all truly God's gift to us. God Bless you and your dedication to helping all in need.

From: Anonymous To: Staff at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Thank you for your hard work and devotion to doing a wonderful job.

From: Michelle Kuperman To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

We can’t thank you enough for putting your life on the line for all of us each and every day. You are so selfless, true heroes, and an inspiration to all. I know many of you are working endless shifts without days off, and trying to juggle your family and loved ones as well while you take care of all of us. Please know that it is deeply, deeply appreciated by each and every one of us who do or do not walk through your doors. Please keep your chin up and know how valued you are by all of us and thank you again from the bottom of our hearts! Stay well!

From: Charlotte Cook To: Dr. Adam Klein and Staff Location: Moultrie, GA

Thank you so much for working through this seemingly impossible time. I am so grateful to you and your staff for your continued service. I include you in my prayers every night, giving thanks for your work, your encouragement and your kindness, asking God to bless you and keep you safe.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all you do, day in and day out. We so appreciate your commitment to taking care of all of us, regardless whether left, right, black, white, old or young. We collectively need to do better to help all you, so we do not need your above and beyond care/intervention!! So I will commit to proactively - but with kindness - drive that message to my fellow Atlanta citizens.

From: Anonymous To: Nurse Kristi Ingurgio Location: Columbus, GA

You're the best nurse ever!

From: T To: Dr. Parker and Her Team, Emory at Acworth

Thank you for all you do!

From: Tammy To: Dr. Stacey Parker, Emory at Acworth

Thank you for always being so caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable! You truly are the best!!!!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

This is for everyone who comes to work. Thank you for your bravery, empathy, caring, and compassion. Please stay encouraged. You are necessary.

From: Kristy Gray To: Staff at Emory Clinic, Building B

Thank you to all the general support staff who receive each person who comes into building B and to the valets who work so hard in the hot climate! The staff who greets, takes temps, and directs each patient was incredibly helpful and kind. I know it is a selfless job because no one really wants to do this, but they do it and the people I saw were very friendly. I am grateful or I would have been late to my appointment for being directionally challenged. Another thanks to the valet attendants who do some of the same work as the people taking temps and giving out stickers for those who have passed general inspections! The valet attendants work inside the cars that may be contaminated, but they cannot know! They get in and drive to help all of those who ask for their service! I think valet parking is so helpful, being a person with limited mobility. To everyone, though, who works frontline putting their lives and the lives of their families in harms way to help all of us who come asking for help. They are truly amazing for giving of themselves in downtown Atlanta. Blessings and peace to each of you!

From: Carrie Brinegar To: Dr. Kennard Hood at Emory at Eagle's Landing

Thank you Dr. Hood for your amazing hard work! You have always been willing to spend as much time as it takes to check on a patient and let them know that they are your top priority! You are always loving, kind, and always go the extra mile. You are the ideal doctor! We are praying for you and your office staff as well as your family! Praying for rest, peace, and protection! We LOVE you and appreciate all your hard work! God Bless You!

From: Anonymous To: Nurses at Emory University Hospital

Hats off to the nurses working in the main Emory hospital CDU at night. Their kind approach during these trying times makes them especially helpful.

From: Marybeth Bussey To: All Health Heroes

I would just like to take a moment to thank you sincerely for all of the hard work and effort put in by all of our health care workers and the cleaning staff that assist them. It's been amazing to watch people come together after the tragic onset of COVID-19. Folks have dedicated their time and sacrificed so much in the name of helping others. I just want everyone to know that your hard work and efforts have not gone unnoticed. People can see how difficult your jobs are, and I would just like to be sure you know how much you are valued and appreciated. Even the smallest effort is important and creates a ripple affect where others inspired by you choose to also do some good and help out as they can. Seeing the humanity and kind hearts of all those who choose to help others is just wonderful. Thank you so much for all that you do and all that you will continue to do.

From: Patty To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Doctors, nurses, EMTs and other health care workers - you all are indispensable to our community! Fortunately, I have not seen any of you in your professional capacities, but I live near Emory and see many of you in my pre-dawn grocery runs. You are the ones telling other people that a mask doesn't do any good if it leaves your nose hanging out. Thank you! Thank you for staffing the hospitals and the ambulances! Thank you for speaking up in grocery stores! And thank you for being the good people you are.

From: Kathleen Romero To: All Health Heroes Location: Alpharetta, GA

Thank you so much for being in the frontline in this COVID-19 pandemic. I'm sure many of you were/are still scared yet you all fearlessly continue fighting for us. You all are very special and I can't imagine the bravery you guys display during this time. Thank you for all that you do.

From: Anonymous To: Emergency Room and 6th Floor Team Members, Emory University Hospital Midtown

To all the emergency room and sixth floor team members (cleaning, staff, nurses, and doctors) who took care of me from July 3-7. Bless you and thank you for your sincere care.

From: Anonymous To: Deanna Loving and Dr. Allen D. Beck, Emory Eye Clinic

Ms. Deanna Loving, thank you for providing excellent patient service to my wife for many years!! You always go the extra mile for us and we really appreciate your kindness, professionalism and hard work to assist us on everything we've requested and needed support for. These few words aren't enough to express our genuine gratitude for you!! Again, thank you for making our visits pleasant every time we see you. We wish you God's blessings and favor in all you do in life!! THANK YOU!!!

Dr. Allen D. Beck, you have been taking care of my wife for well over 19 years. Our family arrived here at Fort McPherson, Georgia from Germany on September 22, 2000, while I was still serving in the U.S. Army. In 2001, we were surprised to learn from our military health clinic that my wife was diagnosed with advanced Glaucoma. We were referred by the Humana Military Healthcare to the Emory Eye Clinic and assigned to you. We didn't know at the time but what a blessing that has been for our family, to get a very compassionate, knowledgeable, and thorough doctor!

Dr. Beck, you are a very pleasant, caring, and great doctor/ophthalmologist, and an awesome servant of the community!! You've always kept us informed about my wife's conditions and when surgeries and more frequent visits were necessary, you always provide the best possible care for my wife and ensures she's getting superb treatment!

In closing, our family thanks the Emory Eye Clinic team, to include all the specialists that have provided excellent testing and care. Also, all the front desk staff who provide great service!

Again, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Dr. Beck. We wish you God's blessings and favor in all you do in life!!!!!

From: Jody Wilson To: All Health Heroes Location: Chatt Hills, GA

I am a 68 year-old retired RN. I appreciate every sacrifice you have made in caring for your patients.

From: Kathryn Dodd To: Dr Richard Thomas and Staff Location: Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Thank you all so very much!! There are really no words to express my gratitude!

From: Cindy and Steve To: All Health Heroes Location: Cobb County, GA

We have a son who is a healthcare provider on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle, so we know firsthand the selfless service all of you healthcare professionals provide each day. While the rest of us run away from the virus, you folks run to it each day with your faithful service. We thank you and applaud you for all you do during the pandemic, but also for your extraordinary care for your fellow citizens in normal times. May God bless each of you!

From: Anonymous To: Beatrice Evans, RN, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Location: Lawrenceville, GA

A lifetime is too short and our warmest words too few to thank you because, during my stay there from Aug. 22-26, your consideration brightened my day and touched my heart with your detached and genuine good attitude, kind and very professional treatment.

Hope you know how warmly you're thought of and how much you're appreciated for all you do.

From: Anonymous To: Emory University Hospital Location: Lithia Springs, GA

To all the nurses and other staff on 5700 at Emory Hospital. I want to thank you for such a great job that you did in helping my recovery from COVID-19. Everyone was so gracious and caring. My treatment was first class from doctor to lab staff, (Carlos). Sorry that I can’t remember everyone’s names. I will be forever grateful to all of you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Powder Springs, GA

May God’s healing light flow through your hands into everyone you touch so they know that they are loved and they are healing. Know that you, the healers, are doubly blessed.

Know that a Greater Power is standing beside you helping you do your precious work. While we all strive for healing, if an outcome is not positive, it was not meant to be. We are not personally in control of outcomes. You are part of a team that includes a Greater One.

So thank you, thank you for your devotion in this time of difficulty. May you be doubly blessed!

From: Pearl Hickerson To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you to all of the health care employees, great and small, thank you to the food service employees, thank you to all maintenance employees. You all play a big part in the lives of patients. Thank you for your courage on the front line to help and to heal, to make sure everyone ate, to make sure the hospital was clean and sanitized, for every kind word, for every smile. I want to say thank you. May God bless you all and your families, may He protect you from COVID-19. Be blessed.

From: Anonymous To: Dr. Matthew Gary, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Dr. Carolina Garcia, Brain Neurology Location: Savannah, GA

Dr. Gary, you repaired my back in 2016 (fused all 5 lumbar). I have not had a back issue since. Great job sir. You recommended Dr. Carolina Garcia to me for my foot nerve issue. Her team did all the test on my feet, and I had a Zoom meeting with her today. We have a plan that I am very confident with.

Dr. Garcia, Thank you for all of your hard work to determine the issue with my feet. I was very pleased with your team's work. My family and I were very pleased with the Zoom meeting we had today, and the plans that you have laid out for my treatment.

In my book, Emory is two for two!!!!!

From: Dorothy Clark To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

God bless you for the work you do, especially now with all the challenges of COVID-19. You are truly God's gift to us all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

From: Dorcas A. To: Emory Healthcare

Thank you to all health care providers at Emory University School of Medicine. I know your patients appreciate you as much as I do and on behalf of them, I say thank you. I offer my sincere gratitude to the essential staff at Emory for all that you do as well. Thank you for making the best out of a bad situation and for choosing to have the strength to come in and do your jobs day in and day out! Your bravery and courage ROARS out like a lion’s at the top of its lungs, inspiring others to try to amount to a quarter of that bravery and courage. Thank you for the endless hard work, the dedication and commitment to helping your patients and their families, and for your kind hearts. You all are so loved by many. We value the amount of time and care you put into your jobs. You all are warriors in a brave fight against this pandemic and we all believe in you! Never give up! Laugh today because by God's grace there will be another tomorrow. Working in this hospital, stepping up to the plate and challenging COVID-19 on the frontlines is truly incredible work, and I applaud your persistence and heartwarming personalities. Thank you because you all are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers! God bless.

From: Danielle To: Emory Healthcare Location: Atlanta, GA

To the Emory Healthcare medical providers and staff, THANK YOU for all you do! After watching the videos shared by Dane Peterson's Operations update on September 1, I had the chills and cried. I think Americans are becoming somewhat numb to hearing reports about COVID-19, the numbers, the politics of masks, etc. but we can't lose sight that our fellow citizens are showing up to work every day to care for sick patients, with and without COVID-19.

Please know your work is recognized, appreciated, and you are all making a huge difference in each and every life you help save and the families of those patients.

Thank you again, Healthcare Heroes!

From: Starlyn First To: All Emory Healthcare and Research Teams Location: Marietta, GA

To all of the Emory Healthcare professionals and research teams — and so many more: THANK YOU for your service, your unrelenting work caring for others, your vaccine research, and everything you are doing now and always. I’m proud to live in metro Atlanta and claim all things Emory as our own!! Bless all of you!

From: Sandra M. Smith To: All Health Heroes Location: Pathology at Emory University Hospital

A very special thanks to all Health Heroes throughout the United States for your dedication, hard work, long work hours, and support during this virus pandemic. Keep up the good work!

From: Anonymous To: Team Unit 61 Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown

All of you are amazing. It's with a very humble heart that I salute you and your unwavering commitment to care for COVID-19 patients. You have encountered countless challenges in delivering the best care you can even in the midst of your own fears. It is not easy to have to put your family aside, or your family putting you to the side because of fear, to continue to care for those who really need it. Thank you for your happy days. Thank you for the days you may have wanted to walk away from health care completely, but you came back. Thank you for standing for what's right and continuing to move forward when others have chosen differently! Thank you for the dedication you have to your team. Thank you for teaching courage and resilience to the rest of us. You really are TRUE HEROES! 

From: Harshita To: All Emory Healthcare Staff Location: Atlanta, GA

You may have heard many words of gratitude and love that the words, "thank you" and "we love you" might have lost their meaning. You might be reading this on your 30-minute break or a calm night after another long day at work. I want to remind you that everything is going to be okay. You've entered this field for a reason and this is your purpose. You've saved lives, you've truly worked hard, and you've been showing up every day to work to do the best work you can. There are some things we were never taught in school and determination, diligence, and integrity are a few of them. You've learned this through your dedication to healthcare.

Your passion and your willingness to fight this pandemic is greatly appreciated. And you may not hear it enough, but we are proud of you. You deserve the biggest pats on the back and applause. This note is just a small token of appreciation.

I hope you have had a wonderful today and I hope tomorrow is just as great or even better, as well as the days afterward. Thank you for all you do, everything.

From: Dwight T. Ferrell To: Dr. Sheetal Kandiah

I wanted to take this opportunity to praise you for your indefatigability and the great care that you do in helping improve my overall health. I am so blessed to have an incredible doctor like you. And, I also wanted to praise your healthcare team as well. They also work so hard to improve my health. Mostly, I have to give God his praise Almighty for his participation in guiding me to the best healthcare facilities of Emory clinics in America. You are all angels of God and I pray that he keeps you all safe and healthy as you continue to do His blessed will. And I know that all of you will continue to let people know you care. So, from the quintessence of my heart, keep showing people that you care.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

So glad that there are people like you who are helping our communities and our citizens get well and stay safe! Thank you - your efforts each and every day are appreciated.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for continuing to be the heroes - saving lives and communities. Forever in your gratitude.

From: Anonymous To: Emory University Hospital and Emory Clinic Staff and Healthcare Providers Location: Atlanta, GA

WOW and Thank You! I am a retired Emory RN. In my 38 years at Emory, I never faced what you are facing. I admire your dedication, courage, and service. I am an Emory Clinic patient and am thankful for the ongoing care available. I pray daily for the safety of all employees involved in serving Emory patients. Bless you all!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

Thank you to all healthcare workers for your continued sacrifice during these difficult times. Your dedication is appreciated and has not gone unnoticed. I pray every day for your continued good health and safety. God bless you all.

From: Mike To: Dr. Hermoni and All Staff at Emory Heart and Vascular Center Location: Cumming, GA

Thank you for all you do to protect us. Surely we will beat this pandemic together. Please keep yourself and your families safe.

From: Joe A. To: All Health Heroes Location: Chatsworth, GA

I would like to thank all at Emory for staying on the front line and cutting edge in all health crises. May God give you the strength and protection till we get though this pandemic.

From: Linda Brooks To: All Health Heroes Location: Norcross, GA

I am a retired RN and fully appreciate what all the medical folks are dealing with on the front lines! I thank you all for your hard work and dedication!!

Everyone who is giving up their own safety to help others is a HERO to me!! Medical folks, and many who continue working to help throughout this pandemic!

From: Ed To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

As you work day after day to support, care for, and cure people who have become sick with COVID-19, you might feel as if the world is going on without you. It's true that you are physically isolated as you work and possibly after you leave work as well, but you are on the minds of us who are outside and unable to do what you are doing. We pray for you and think about you, sometimes at very odd times, but your work goes on at all hours, so our support should come on the same schedule. God be with you, sustaining and protecting you as you promote God's healing.