Emory Health Heroes Notes of Thanks

From: Marihelen Owens To: All Health Heroes

I understand that this has been a very challenging year. I am really proud of your efforts and deeply grateful for your sacrifices! Emory believes in science, medicine and hard work. You represent the best of us - keep up the strong efforts!

From: Aashish Mehta To: All Health Heroes Location: Brookhaven, GA

You are our true HERO!!!! Me and my family are praying for your health, safety, and wellbeing. Thank you for all the hard work, dedication, passion, love, selflessness, and courage you radiate every single day. THANK YOU HEALTH HERO!!!

From: David Klivans To: All Health Heroes Location: Austin, TX

Thank you so much for your service! The whole planet truly appreciates your efforts!

From: Christel Frantz To: All Health Heroes

I am extremely proud of the selflessness faculty, residents, fellows, and all health care staff have shown on the front lines of COVID-19 and your bravery. I am exceptionally grateful for your continued excellence in patient care, clinical research, and education in the face of a crisis. Here is to expressing my gratitude and encouragement to faculty, trainees, and ALL health care workers worldwide battling this global pandemic. I had a lot of help writing this note from fellow Emory University participants, so please know this sentiment is coming to you from many many many people involved!

From: Jacynta Brewton To: All Health Heroes Location: Hampton, GA

You care for us, and we care for you. I'm praying for you. Give yourself permission to not be "ON" all the time, and expect good, even though a lot is outside of your control. Let the words of Women's Tennis Head Coach Amy Bryant motivate you, 'There are two things you can always control: YOUR ATTITUDE and YOUR EFFORT.' Be encouraged. You're doing a great job.

From: Heidi Blanck To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your steadfast and continued commitment to providing the best care to Georgians during the pandemic. We appreciate you.

From: Allison Bay To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for everything you are doing to keep us safe and healthy. Your hard work is saving lives.

I know that there is quite a lot of chaos in the world. People are afraid. People are tired of being isolated and of wearing masks, tired of politics, and tired of not being able to enjoy many activities taken for granted before the pandemic. You have to deal with all of these frustrations along with your own, all while trying to protect yourself, your family, and complete strangers from a deadly disease. This is not easy.

I want you to know that you have a whole community behind you supporting you, cheering for you, and grateful for the hours that may seem, at times, thankless. The world is a better place because of you.

From: Mueenat Ositelu To: All Health Heroes

Thank you all for your tireless efforts towards treating patients during COVID-19. Your efforts have and will continue to make a difference in our community. You all are heroes, and we thank you for your repeated sacrifice of helping patients in need.

From: Anonymous To: Dr. James McGowan Location: LaGrange, GA

Thank you so very much for your dedication to your patients! Your kindness, thoroughness, and knowledge have helped me tremendously fight the battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis! You are a true blessing to our family! God bless!

From: John Chyn To: All Health Heroes Location: Dunwoody, GA

Thank you so very much for your time, dedication, and hard work on the front line of battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. I appreciate all your efforts wholeheartedly and am forever indebted. I feel and think of every one of you ever stronger and especially in the Thanksgiving holiday season. Please take care of yourself and be well not only for you and your family but also the general public, who will always rely on your skills and expertise in expectation of a brighter future.

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

To all who have worked so diligently to help combat this virus, thank you for your dedication to the people. Your work is greatly appreciated. 

From: Suzanne Hudson To: All Health Heroes Location: Newman, GA

To everyone who is working tirelessly and selflessly during this time - THANK YOU! You are TRUE HEROES right now! I pray for your safety and the safety of your families from this virus. YOU are doing a work that deserves honor and praise from the rest of our country and world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Please know and remember on the days when you feel like you just can't move forward with it anymore, YOUR work shall be rewarded! Do not grow weary.

2 Chronicles 15:7 But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

Hugs, prayers and blessings to all of you!

From: Shivangi Ranjan To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

I wouldn't have ever thought that this would be the state of our world within the snap of a finger, but it is our reality. I cannot imagine our world without you and your colleagues. I will always be forever grateful for being there for our community when we most need it. You guys are so strong. I cannot even imagine the amount of exhaustion that comes by you guys every day. You guys are true heroes. Those who are in the field of medicine have so much respect of mine and inspire me to uptake the medical pathway. The countless amount of hours you guys work each day nonstop is so remarkable. Thank you so much for everything you do! Please take care!

From: Varshini Sudhakar To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you for saving lives everyday! It takes a great deal of kindness and selflessness to do what you do! We appreciate your actions and heroism because not all heroes wear capes! Thank you once again for risking your life to help save the lives of others!

From: Varshini Sudhakar To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you so much for all your hard work and support! You truly are our heroes during these unprecedented times! You risked your life to help save the lives of others, which displays your selfless mindset. Thank you once again for all you do for our community!

From: Coco Lu To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

I have so much respect and admiration for all that you guys have done during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for the endless amount of effort you put in every single day to help save lives and keep people safe. You guys are the true superheroes of 2020!

From: Coco Lu To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you guys for everything you have done during through these tough times. You guys put your lives on the line every single day to help others, and I can't tell you enough how much that means to me and our community. Working through a pandemic to help suffering individuals is unbelievable and selfless, and for that, you are incredible! Thank you so much.

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

It’s surprising that it’s taken this pandemic for people to realize all that doctors do to try and keep people healthy and alive. You spend so much time and effort helping people, it’s really admirable. I am thinking about becoming a doctor one day because of people like you who do their best to save other people and make other people smile. Knowing that you are looking out for us makes me smile, so let me try to make you smile too.

Cow number 771 ate her grass slowly
Who knows what it tasted like to her tongue?
It could have been cake, worthy of being sung
It could have been like drinking a cup of coffee

She could have tasted ground up chickpea
Or maybe, it was like a memory (though it seems far flung)
Maybe it reminded her of the moon ladder’s rungs
Or it gave her the ability to smell the sea

Am I right or wrong, I cannot tell
But I think that it tasted exactly like the sound of a bell

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

Thank you so much for all of the effort and time you put into helping people. You could be doing anything else, but you choose to do this. Knowing that you are there, battling COVID-19, makes me feel better about this world we live in. You bring a smile to my face, so let me try to bring one to yours.

Have you heard of the great mountain tree?
It fruits every year, dropping fruit everywhere
Children run to try to catch oranges “look, it’s over there”
It smiles at them as it offers one to me

You can eat one or two, but never three (it turns you purple, yessiree)
When the adults come out they remember to share
And remember their own days of living without a care
They smile to see the oranges fall, a shower of gold for all to see

The fruit is never the same, sometimes like sugar, sometimes like lime
At least that’s what I heard in the nursery rhyme

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

Health professionals today are like fireflies. You are a pinprick of light (armed with knowledge) that ventures into the dark (unknown of COVID-19) to overcome what you find and lead (like a guiding light home) people back from the darkness. Even knowing the dangers, you still go. You do so much to keep us alive and healthy. Thank you.

Note: This is an acrostic

For what do you go where others do not dare
I wonder what spurs you to brave the fear
Righteousness, or humanity, or something else. You try to
End the reign of fear of untimely death
For all the work that you do, to keep us all healthy, to make our
Lives longer and better
Instead of doing something easier, you choose to do this,
Endlessly I am grateful to you for
Staying with us and protecting us from the dark

From: Nahimie Louissaint To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and persevering through these hard times. All of your work is appreciated and you are truly a hero for putting others needs over your own! Each and every single one of you guys are awesome!

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

This is like a reverse acrostic, the message is formed with the last word of each line:

The world is a dark place without those we must Thank
those who have coats of shining armor, those like You
who like fireflies, they go through the sky, so
they can try, try to do as much
as they can. The lights are braver than the rest of us, For
They know the dangers of the dark trying to take us All
Death comes near, close, touching, and then you cut through The
gossamer and pull out humans from the thrall of the Things
With blades of steel, you stand, and You
Need to be thanked for all that you Do

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

Try to imagine a world without doctors like you. No one there to treat people when they are sick, no one willing to brave being near someone with a virus, no one knowing what to do when they are hurt. People would die, and people would be scared. Nobody wants to have no hope for salvation. Even trying to think about that world makes me shudder. Doctors are an integral part of the world that I live in. From the smallest paper cut to the biggest tumor, things seem less daunting when you know that you have doctors on your side. I think about it this way: there is a constant dark blanket that tries to cover the world with disease and misery, and doctors are like the modern knights in shining armor that put it back. I mean, think about it. Imagine your uniform turning to metal and your instruments to swords and shields. You are exactly like a noble knight in the fairytales. But you are better, because you are real.


 

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

I have been thinking about becoming a doctor, but it wasn’t until this global pandemic that I realized what it means to be a doctor. Being a doctor means putting yourself on the front lines of disease and putting yourself at risk to save others. Becoming a doctor means helping people.

This pandemic has shown me the power of doctors, of people like you. The world would be a darker, more miserable place without people like you to brighten it. I think of it as doctors carrying torches to light the way for everyone else down a dark hallway.

I’m so thankful for all that you do. 

From: Judy To: Grace Location: Columbus, GA

Grace, I want to thank all of you guys for getting me through the last three years since my liver transplant. Gwen helped me before my transplant, and you are helping me now. Whenever I have a question, you get right back in touch with me. It means a lot. So thanks!!!😎 And kudos to the surgeons, nurses, and Dr. Ram Supramanian.😘

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

Many years before this pandemic, I was already singing the praises of Emory. I see several specialists there, and always have a smile on my face when I come. Clean, easy to find where I need to go, 98 percent very polite, helpful receptionists/sign-in people and awesome care. Thank you for your professionalism and high patient care. I am so proud of Emory and find it no surprise that you on the front lines have been such champions. Thank you and please stay healthy!!

From: Carol Wesley To: Emory University Hospital Midtown Staff

Thank you to those clinical staff members who are in direct contact with our patients. Your dedicated service to our patients does not go unnoticed! Appreciation to ALL staff who show untiring dedication to every person entering our doors - from admissions to discharge (every employee’s role is important)! A special thank you to the screeners who work diligently at the entrances to enforce the visitor policy and COVID-19 screening process. We’re all in this together so TEAM work makes it all work! Bless you!

From: Shivangi Ranjan To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

If saying thank you were enough, this message would be a long list of thank you. However, it is by far not enough. You guys have done so much for the community in these hard times. A profession in health care is by far the most appreciated profession this year, and it should always be appreciated because of the impeccable efforts throughout this pandemic. I cannot imagine how much stress you must be going through. Please take care!

From: Shivangi Ranjan To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you, for everything you do and are doing. I cannot imagine the amount of stress and fatigue you are experiencing. Please do know that none of your efforts are getting unnoticed. You and your colleagues inspire me so much. There's a saying, "Not all superheroes wear capes." That is very much true because my superheroes wear scrubs. Thank you for your substantial amount of effort and hard work. The words thank you are not enough for the neverending effort you are putting. I truly cannot thank you enough. Please take care!!

From: Shivangi Ranjan To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you. During the hard times of this pandemic, you are one of our heroes, to millions of people nationwide. I have never felt as fortunate as I do, because I know that there are people out there actively working hard to save lives, and I know that if I do get sick, there are people to look out for me. Please do know that none of your efforts are getting unnoticed. You and your colleagues inspire me so much. I plan on going onto the medical pathway, and you guys inspire me to go into this field even more because of the compassion you guys work with. Thank you for your substantial amount of effort and hard work. Please please please take care and stay safe. You are so greatly appreciated, saying thank you is nowhere near what you have done for this community and nation and it's the least I can do. Thank you and please take care!

From: Dharshini Kannan To: All Health Heroes

Hello, I hope this letter helps to brighten up your busy day at work. Your work is always appreciated, but mainly during this pandemic, when your work is very needed for even my dad to go to the store to buy groceries. Also, I am very grateful for your effort or work to stop this virus. You make many parents happy by helping their children get rid of the virus, and you are inspiring many people like me from your hard work during this time. When this virus is no more in the U.S, hopefully, you can spend more time with your family and be more relaxed without worrying about this virus. You make many parents happy by helping their children get rid of the virus, and you are inspiring many people like me from your hard work during this time. When this virus is no more in the U.S, hopefully, you can spend more time with your family and be more relaxed without worrying about this virus. It would wonderful if you can remember that you're behind the reason why many people are smiling today. 

From: Dharshini Kannan To: All Health Heroes

For every disciplined effort, there are multiple rewards. This includes all the work and effort you put in during this whole pandemic, like working 24/7, etc., which will be rewarded at the end. Also, please remember your effort is always appreciated and will be remembered even after hundreds of years. Anyway, I hope you didn’t have a stressful day today, and if you did, hopefully, I can help make the day better for you. Now that I think about it, I don't think anyone saw a worldwide pandemic happening this year. I guess most people don't have a 2020 vision. You are the reason many parents or children have a smile like the one on your face (hopefully the joke put a smile on your face) right now. I don’t think many would be able to fully thank you including me for what you have done to prevent the death of many and stop the spreading of the virus in many people's bodies. After the spreading of the virus goes down a bit, I believe you would be able to spend more time with your friends and family and have relaxing days. I hope you have a wonderful and happy day! 

From: Lola Ajibade To: All Health Heroes

Hey! :) I have done a few of these, and I like to start by saying a little bit about me so that this can feel more like I'm talking to you in real life and not just over the internet. Well, I have always wanted to go to Emory medical school. I will probably need to get tons of scholarships, but I'm working on that. I'm kind of scared about the amount of work and stress I will have, but I'm also kind of excited. I don't know how you went through that but thank you. Because of you, many people can sleep with a little less worry. Thank you for working during this pandemic and for working with at-risk patients. Not only with coronavirus patients but all of them. Thank you! :) 

From: Lola Ajibade To: All Health Heroes Location: GA

Hey, do you know what "Anime" is? Well, if you don't know, it's a Japanese cartoon. I recently started to watch it, and it's so good. I'm lucky to watch it now because a lot of them are finished, so I don't have to wait weekly for episodes. Like this show called Naruto Shipudeen, I watched that in three weeks, and its 500 episodes. Crazy right. I only got to do that because I don't have a job, but you do. An important one. You are such a huge influence on so many people's lives that you don't even know it. I want to be a doctor, specifically a pediatrician when I grow up, so I have researched a lot of what health care workers do, and wow. You are so amazing. Thank you so much. :) 

From: Lola Ajibade To: All Health Heroes Location: GA

Hey! How are you? My name is Lola, and I'm 14. I like to write a little story when I do these so that you can have more to read, so I'm going to tell you about my day. It's Election Day right now, so I didn't have school. I wanted to use this day for a catch-up day, but I procrastinated. I wish I could tell you that I woke up at 9 a.m. and did my homework, then my club work and lastly cleaned my room, but I didn't. But you know what, I still did like 2/3 of it, and I proud of that. And know who else I'm proud of? You! I know it's weird for a teenager to tell a grown adult that they are proud of them, but I really am. It's probably so tiring and stressful for you right now, so thank you so much. 

From: Lola Ajibade To: All Health Heroes Location: GA

THANK YOU so much for working during this pandemic. I know it's probably really hard for you, but you still do it, and for that, you have all of my respect. You wake up and go to work during this pandemic.

From: Lola Ajibade To: All Health Heroes

Hi, My name is Lola. Well, I'm writing this while watching the election. This is crazy! I wish I could vote, but I'm not old enough. Did you vote? Thank you if you did. Also, thank you for being a person in the department of medicine. I know it's crazy over there with people thinking they have Coronavirus when they actually have the flu, and the risk you are taking for the better of other people. You have my respect. :)

From: Lola Ajibade To: All Health Heroes

Hi, my name is Lola, I'm in 9th grade right now, and I want to go to Emory medical school. My mom is a nurse, so I know how hard it is right now. I would like to thank you so much for all your help. 12-hour shifts are probably so tiring (Idk how I'm going to do that). I'm in this thing called 3de, which is where big companies give students some problems they have, and we have to try and solve them, and we just recently had a case challenge with Jackson Healthcare. I had to do a lot of research, and I learned a lot about physician burnout. I know that you are probably feeling overwhelmed with the pandemic, but I hope you know that you are making such a big impact with people like you taking care of the US then maybe I could go back to school. I hope this made your day a little. Chau (This is bye in Spanish, which I'm taking right now) (: 

From: Rishi Jeyamurthy To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

The pandemic affected all of us in different ways, but it gave us all one thing in common: our gratitude for you, health care workers. For most of us in March, time stood still. Most of our lives completely changed; they slowed down. For you, however, the opposite was true. Your lives sped up with significantly more patients to care for and significantly more lives to save. Your incredible handling of that and the persistent service you give us is a gift that cannot be repaid. Your services truly make you more than a superhero and I am more than thankful for everything you do. Thank you for keeping us safe and thank you for spending your time on the battlefield. 

From: Rishi Jeyamurthy To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

These past few months have certainly affected all of us. However, health care workers like yourself are doing so much to soften the blow. Working tireless hours on a battlefield is not only exhausting and also requires an extreme amount of bravery. You are doing such an amazing job at helping our society in the best way possible. I am writing this letter to let you know that we all appreciate you and we are so thankful for everything you are doing. Thank you so much for your incredibly sincere work and continue keeping the world safe.

From: Rishi Jeyamurthy To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

It can truly not be described in words how much you are doing for us. Health care workers like yourself are going to work every day and I am writing this letter to let you know how much I, along with the rest of the planet, appreciate you and everything you are doing. I understand what you are doing everyday is hard work and I am so thankful you do it. The lengths you go to to keep us safe are amazing and I appreciate it so much. Thank you so much for fighting on the battlefield and contributing so much to the world!

From: Rishi Jeyamurthy To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you so much for everything you are doing! The pandemic has really shown the significance of you health care workers and our appreciation could not be more. Spending almost every waking hour in the day on the battlefield is undoubtedly no easy task and persevering through this situation is extremely commendable. We are trying our best to contribute to the situation, but nothing we do can come close to what you are doing. Obviously, it doesn’t get much better than literally saving lives. The gratitude and respect I have for you cannot accurately be portrayed in words, but I hope its presence is at least noticeable. Keep doing what you are doing and thank you so much! 

From: Rishi Jeyamurthy To: All Health Heroes

In March, most of us were sent home. Students would participate in online school and many companies started working from home, however, you did not. You, unlike the rest of us, remained going to work every day, saving lives like you normally do. For that, every soul on the planet is eternally grateful. While the pandemic has required all of us to work together as part of a larger whole, nothing we do compares to the incredibly meaningful work you participate in every day. I understand the sacrifices and risks you take by simply doing your job, and continuing to do that is a task that can never be repaid with words. Thank you so much for all you have done to make our lives easier, and keep it up!

From: Rishi Jeyamurthy To: All Health Heroes

The past few months have obviously been slightly crazier than any of us expected. The pandemic has required everybody in our society to collaborate with each other as part of a greater whole, and the glue holding us together is none other than, you, a health care worker. Working tireless hours on a battlefield is not only exhausting but also requires extreme bravery. Acting as legitimate, real-life superheroes is no easy task, and you have done an amazing job. Thank you so much for your incredibly sincere work and continue to do what you’re doing. Continue keeping the world safe.

From: Lia Mathews To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek

Thank you for being this nation's light amidst the darkness of this year. Thank you for always putting forth your best efforts as well as showing an immense amount of compassion and commitment. Thank you so much for everything you do, you all are the real superheroes in this country!

From: Anonymous To: Nurse Hannah Location: Sandy Springs, GA

Hannah on 3s I think was my nurse two nights in a row. She always made sure I had what I needed, allowed me to voice my concerns, and relayed it to my team. Thank you so much for everything.

From: Lia Mathews To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek

Thank you for your perseverance and commitment during this time. The courageousness, compassion, and dedication you show do not go unnoticed. We are ever so grateful for your service, thank you for everything you do.

From: Lia Mathews To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and support in keeping us safe during this difficult time! You're making the world a much better place and are the nation's strength in the battle against COVID-19. Your efforts are truly appreciated!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for being brave and stepping up to help the world during this time. Thank you for saving lives and creating a better future. Sending you all strength and light in these times.

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

Thank you to all the housekeeping staff, the therapists, nurses, doctors, and so many more of you who are working to keep the community healthy! Thank you to the shuttle drives, EVS staff, and facilities staff who continue to work diligently! Thank you for all you are doing.

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

Thank you for continuing your work to protect us and our communities. I really appreciate your sacrifice to be at work and your dedication to helping us get through this crisis. You are making a difference and thank you for that!

From: Aashvi Joglekar To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for protecting us during these difficult times. You all are working hard to fight COVID-19 and should be thanked more often. I hope you all are doing well. Please stay safe!!

From: Tracey Lewis To: All Health Heroes

I work in the health care field but I’m not on the front lines. I just want to let you know how important you are to people everywhere. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to helping people during this unprecedented time.

From: Ursula Carter-Owens To: Emory University Hospital Midtown Labor and Delivery Physicians, Nurses, and Midwives


You’ve always been considered a hero. You hold the most precious moments of a mom and baby’s life in your hands multiple times a day. The hugs, smiles, and support you’ve provided over the years are priceless. 2020 has shown to be the most challenging year of your career. Your are sacrificing yourself and your family to care for moms and babies. This makes you a true HERO. Your physical hugs have been converted to virtual and emotional hugs. Your commitment to healthy mom and healthy baby has far surpassed anything imaginable. You are a tiny miracle to every woman you’ve encountered in 2020. On behalf of the Emory alumni and every mother and baby that you’ve encountered, I want to say thank you, job well done, and you are appreciated more than you know. I stand with you.

From: Nwando Bosah To: All Health Heroes

I have so much respect and admiration for all you guys do! Please know that the world loves and appreciates you guys. I can't imagine how stressed you guys must be. But even when you're feeling overwhelmed, please remember how much the world values you all. Thank you guys so much. You are true heroes!

From: Heidi Blanck To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your steadfast and continued commitment to providing the best care to Georgians during the pandemic. We appreciate you.

From: Grace Baugh To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your inspiring dedication, selflessness, and sacrifice during this challenging pandemic. Your exceptional devotion to the health of those impacted by this devastating disease will not be forgotten.

From: Bonnie Wallace To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all you do for the Emory community and beyond! This year has required extraordinary sacrifices from you, and I am so grateful for your service.

From: Bill Tang To: All Health Heroes

We are grateful that you are serving the community in need during this difficult time. You and your family are heroes to us!

From: Raquel Solla To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your dedicated service to the health of so many. Your efforts and accomplishments do not go unnoticed. The Emory community is truly strong, and I hope you feel nothing but love and support from it. Your contribution to the community is felt daily - thank you again for all that you do!

From: Kimberly Settle Bledsoe To: All Health Heroes Location: Memphis, TN

Thank you so much for everything you do to keep the Emory community and the community at-large safe. I appreciate your time, dedication, and sacrifice. You are a true blessing.

From: Megan Rowell To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all you do for the Emory community and beyond! This year has required extraordinary sacrifices from you, and I am so grateful for your service.

From: Romy Ribitzky To: All Health Heroes Location: Waban, MA

Our entire family sends our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who are giving tirelessly and at risk of your own safety to support our community. While we are tucked in safely in our homes wearing our masks, you are on the front lines caring for complete strangers and putting your life at risk. We are forever grateful.

From: Ximei Qian To: All Health Heroes

We are grateful that you are serving the community in need during this difficult time. You and your family are heroes to us!

From: Sridhar Pudu To: All Health Heroes

Thank you all for your hard work during these difficult and uncertain times. We truly appreciate your dedication and sacrifices in caring for those affected by the virus. You have saved countless lives. Thank you.

From: Chloe Pak To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your selfless contribution during this worldwide crisis. I am incredibly grateful of the risks that you and your colleagues take on a daily basis to continue serving those in need. My sister is working towards a career in health care and you have inspired her journey. I pray that we can recover from the virus, and also that we never forget how essential our health care providers and researchers are for the public.

From: Jessica Lane To: All Health Heroes

Thank you health heroes for all your hard work every day, especially over the last eight months. I'm grateful to you for keeping our community safe and healthy.

From: David Kulp To: All Health Heroes

As an aspiring doctor, I am truly in awe of the work you are all doing during this pandemic and international crisis. You move mountains to make patients feel safe and loved, and you are not only my inspiration, but an inspiration to so many young people. Thank you for your bravery and courage. Thank you for serving all communities in Atlanta and beyond, through research and clinical work.

From: Eileen Huang To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all you do!

From: Mekia Hardy To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all of your courage and loyalty in these trying times. Please know that I am thinking of you and want you to know that you are a blessing to so many.

From: Cristin Gordon-Maclean To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all that you do to take care of your patients. Your Emory community supports you and is grateful for what you do on the job. Take care and stay safe!

From: Monica Chopra To: All Health Heroes

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your dedication in caring for those in the community. While we are tucked in safely in our homes, you are on the front lines caring for complete strangers and putting your life at risk. 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 I feel but THANK YOU!

From: Heather Brown To: All Health Heroes Location: Westminster, CO

Thank you for working hard during this pandemic. You are appreciated and loved by the Emory alumni community. You are essential and a hero. Keep up the good work and enjoy your time off with family and friends. Take care of you so you can continue to help others!

From: Julie Barefoot To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

Where to even begin to thank you for all that you have done to protect and heal us during the pandemic? I am so grateful for your compassion, expertise, resilience, commitment and sacrifice.

From: Elsinore Alexander To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your wonderful work that you are doing and saving lives! Being on the front lines is not easy and I only hope that you stay safe and happy.

From: Kevin Yue To: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Location: Johns Creek, GA

Hey you, yes you in the scrubs! Oh wait, that's most of you...Well, this message is for anyone and everyone at CHOA doing the work that not everyone has the bravery to do. You guys are the ones that make a real difference in the lives of those children; I can try my best to write an encouraging letter but it's not even close to the level of care and attention you provide to these kids. Your dedication and passion for making the lives of these kids as enjoyable as possible while they're under your care is inspiring. As the younger brother of someone entering med school, I know you guys are under a lot of pressure and stress around the clock. Just know that every minute you spend doing your job is appreciated by every single person on this planet even if they don't admit it. 

From: Kevin Yue To: All Children Patients Location: Johns Creek, GA

To anyone reading, you are amazing! Not only are you amazing, but I can tell you are probably one of the most awesome people, ever! You don't believe me? Just ask anyone around you, they'll tell you the same exact thing and more. I know that might not mean a lot because you're reading this off of a screen, but trust me on this one, I'm being for real, you are great! It's probably easy to get bored at the hospital but remind yourself that it's just temporary and you'll be back home in your comfy bed doing whatever you want in no time (as long as you practice social distancing that is)! You and I are similar because neither of us has experienced anything like what's happening right now: a pandemic. Sounds scary, right? It's really nothing to worry about as long as you follow all the rules set by the healthcare workers around you. Other than those rules, you can have as much fun as you want, eat as much ice cream as you want, and watch as much TV as you want!

From: Kevin Yue To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

To the health care heroes that make a difference in everyone's lives, you guys are some of the most incredible and brave individuals in existence! I know you might've heard the same thing a million times, but it's because it really is true. Without you, the world would not be the same, which is especially true now. Every one of you deserves the kind words that people are sending your way no matter your role. If you're a custodian, thank you for supporting your colleagues and maintaining a clean environment for all the kids. If you're the front-desk secretary, thank you for being so patient and organized in a time of disorder and underfunded hospitals, we know you're doing your best. What I'm trying to say is the term "health care heroes" is a true statement; you guys are the real superheroes that save lives and inspire millions across the world every single day. Thank you.

From: Kevin Yue To: All Children Patients Location: Johns Creek, GA

Dear friend, I know you don't know me but I just wanted to try and brighten your day in some way so I'm going to write some "funny" jokes that I laughed at just a little. What did the baby corn say to the momma corn? Where's my popcorn? Get it? That might not have been the best one but I swear it would be funnier in-person. Unfortunately, you have to read this so you might've thought that was pretty lame...But I've got another one! How do you get a squirrel to like you? You act like a nut! Haha. Ok, hopefully that one was a little better but in case you didn't laugh at either one, I just wanted to tell you to keep your head up and try your best to keep a positive attitude. You might not be able to see your friends or do any of the things you really want to do and that sucks, truly. But I find that trying to see the best in every situation always keeps me going, so try to smile every day even if you don't want to and one day you'll see something that makes you happy and smile even bigger. 

From: Kevin Yue To: All Children Patients Location: Johns Creek, GA

To whoever is reading this, I'm not sure when you'll receive this message, but I want to say that I wish you the best and please stay strong for all the people that love you! No matter what you're going through, just know that bad times don't last forever. Keep a smile on your face and enjoy each day, even the small things. I know that during these times, keeping a positive attitude isn't the easiest, but I can assure you that if you focus on the current day, you're bound to find something you can appreciate and remember. I remember hating the doctor's office as a kid and I wouldn't want to stay there any longer than I was required but I realized that the people there truly cared for me and that applies to every hospital. Anyways, I hope you have a good rest of the day and know you're in good hands.

From: Kevin Yue To: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Location: Johns Creek, GA

To anyone currently working at CHOA, thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to the bettering of others. Your work during these times is appreciated more than ever and you guys deserve the world! Not everyone has the willpower and heart that health care workers have. By showing up every day, ready to make the lives of children and their loved ones as comfortable as possible, every single one of you is making a difference even if you don't see it. I want to end this message by telling anyone reading this to stay strong and take a break once in a while because I know at least some of you need it!

From: Anonymous To: Johns Creek, GA Location: All Health Heroes

Thank you all SO much for your efforts and dedication (especially during these difficult circumstances)! Your hard work and selflessness does not go unappreciated. I hope that you all can stay healthy and strong, we are all rooting for you! Thank you again!! <3

From: Delisa Troupe To: All Healthcare Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Thank you so much to all the health care workers and staff fighting every day to keep your community safe. Your hard work in the unfortunate times of COVID-19 does not go unnoticed. You're risking your own lives to save others and that itself is so admirable and brave. I know it's hard right now but keep fighting! You're an inspiration to everyone around you. I appreciate you so much :)

From: Fassawa Arshad To: All Health Heroes Location: Johns Creek, GA

Hello, hope you’re having an amazing morning, afternoon, or night!! Thank you for all your hard work and helping people stay healthy. What y’all do is very tough and it means so much that y’all want to take time out of your life and put into a stranger's health. Y’all deserve so much more than these notes, but that’s all we can do for now. This might sound like a typical thank you letter, but I promise we really appreciate it!! Thank you and keep up the great work!

From: Lynn To: All Health Heroes Location: GA

Thanks for your unwavering care for those who are sick. Please take care and again thanks for all your dedication and selflessness.

From: Jeanette Dunbar To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all that you've done and continue to do every day. I wish everyone would wear masks. I pray you get relief soon.

From: Bonnie Gentry To: All Health Heroes Location: North GA

Sending so much gratitude to all the health care professionals who are spending so much of their time and efforts in fighting this terrible virus. Please remember to take good care of yourselves and know you are all very much appreciated!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all you do! It does not go unnoticed!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

You are all wonderful. How could we ever get through this without you?

From: Jamey Waters To: Adriana (Karen) Sunara and the Marcus Stroke Center

You guys have been working so hard this year under difficult circumstances. Thank you for your continued dedication and ability to grind, pivot, and adjust so that you can continue to provide excellent patient care.