Department of Medicine

Emory Health Heroes Notes of Thanks

From: Anonymous To: Drs. Evan Anderson and Nadine Rouphael Location: Emory Hope Clinic

Drs. Evan Anderson, Nadine Rouphael, and the entire staff at the Emory Hope Clinic are true healthcare heroes. They have worked tirelessly putting in many long days, nights, weekends, to study the human immune system response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and develop a safe and effective vaccine. I am so proud of Drs. Anderson and Rouphael - we all owe them a debt of gratitude for their excellent work.

From: Haley Mills To: All Health Heroes

We know that you didn’t sign up for pandemic health care work. But you have stepped up and held strong in crazy times. Thank you! We are so proud of our health care workers. Wearing my mask and sending all my best wishes!

From: Meara McMahon To: All Health Heroes

So very thankful for you! You’re doing an amazing job and in turn I am doing my job to help.

From: Kenquavius McCollum To: All Health Heroes

Hello! How are you? Thank you so much for your selflessness, courage, and excellence through this difficult time for many. COVID-19 has been a disaster for millions of people around the world, and you have stepped up to fill a role that many are unprepared to do. Your bravery and desire to help others does not go unnoticed! Please stay well!

From: Xingjian Kou To: All Health Heroes

You make it possible that we still remain hopeful every day, and we all know someday you will win for us!

From: Aila Jiang To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication during this time! Sending you warm wishes for the holidays, and wishing you the best of luck these upcoming weeks.

From: Katrina Hung To: All Health Heroes

I just want to say a big thank you to all the hard work, dedication, and sacrifices you have made to help our community stay as safe and healthy as possible. The world is not very positive right now, but you help to shine light and show that there are good people out there who are helping as much as they can. We are in this together and we will pull through!

From: Angela Tracy Guevarra To: All Health Heroes

Thank you Emory Health Hero! No matter your role or job as a front liner during COVID-19, I cannot express enough how thankful I am of you and the work that you do.

From: Christina Bishop To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for your sacrifice and care. Know that you are being prayed for and thought of daily. We will get through this storm; and when the storm is over, we will recover together as well. May Jesus sweetly bless you and protect you. May the Lord keep you and give you strength. May He guard your mind and give you wisdom. And may you have peace and rest at the end of your day.

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

Thank you so much for being a front line worker and for sacrificing your life to help save another’s! You are our heroes and are truly appreciated! Happy holidays and I hope you stay safe!

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

Thank you so much for your service and for the effort you put to help change our world! We are so lucky to have you and thank you once again for creating a healthy environment! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you so much for your efforts and service! You are truly essential heroes! Thank you for your help to create a healthy environment! Happy Holidays!

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

It takes a lot of bravery to sacrifice your life to help save another’s! Thank you once again for your selflessness and for your dedication towards your job! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you so much for your service and for your kindness. You are our heroes and thank you for your courage! Thank you so much for your service and dedication towards your job! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you for being essential and for sacrificing your help to help save another’s! Thank you once again for your help and for creating a better community! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you so much for your dedication and service to the community! You are an inspiration to all aspiring health care workers! Thank you so much for your service! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you so much for your support and service! You are our true heroes who makes the community a safer place to live! Thank you once again for your kindness and courage! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you for your selflessness and your courage to create a healthy tomorrow! You are our true heroes! We value your dedication and you are a true inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you so much for keeping our community a better place to live! Your efforts are truly appreciated, and you are our true heroes! Thank you once again for your courage and hard work. Happy holidays!

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

Thank you so much for creating a better community and for keeping it safe! You are a true inspiration to all aspiring healthcare workers and I hope to be like you in the future! Thank you so much for your service and happy holidays!

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

Thank you for your treatment and the work you put in to help your patients. You are truly our heroes! You are one of the most amazing people and are so brave! Thank you once again for your support! Happy Holidays!

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

Thank you for your help in creating a healthy world and treating patients! The entire community is so grateful for your work and for all you do for us! Happy Holidays!

From: Sara To: All Medical Researchers Location: Atlanta, GA

This pandemic has made me realize the importance of medical researchers like yourself. I have begun to think of becoming a medical researcher as my dream job. It seems fascinating to work at discovering something new about ourselves or how to better understand the things that hurt us that are not visible to our eyes.

You do amazing work and the idea of people like you working so hard to cure diseases and unlock more knowledge brings a smile to my face. So, I hope that this short poem of nonsense brings a smile to yours. It is about the idea of fog being personified as a spoiled little girl and thick fog is when she gets upset.

The sun drips gold
and I reach out to eat it
the honey dripping down my tongue
and staining my puffy dress

I drift lazily
along the breeze
letting my fingers touch every face, every tree
every little thing

Something bites, and I darken
and lay down on the ground
it whimpers
my smile is lost to the fog

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

Thank you so much for all of the work that you do. I cannot imagine what it is like to work so hard and so selflessly. To know the risks and the mental weight of what you do, and to keep doing it. I have been thinking of going into medicine, and seeing the amazing effort and work of people like you has made me realize the true scope and effects of the work that you do and that I could do. i want to be a part of that. I'm not yet sure whether or not I will pursue going into medicine, but I know that what you have been doing for the world and for other people in a selfless manner has brought a smile to my face, and so I want to bring one to yours. This is a nonsense poem.

They say the fiddling made the mood light for the dish
to run off with the spoon
but I know better, it was the wish
the cow made before she jumped over the moon

She looked at the sky
as it turned dark, and saw stars aglow with light
She felt the wind of the night brush by
and she felt at one with the night

There she wished for one perfect minute
of nonsense and dreams and ifs

From: Laura Zinker To: All Health Heroes

Expressing gratitude for your selflessness and generosity!

From: Elizabeth Wildman To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all your hard work and incredible dedication!

From: Nicola Walker To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

The Avengers doesn't have nothing on you guys. Not all take in the responsibilities or give of their selves unselfishly, but to every individual who answers the call and seek to do your utmost best for your patients, THANK YOU 😊💖👏

May God bless and keep you and your families continuously. Amen.

From: Tammy Tucker To: All Health Heroes

I am extremely proud of the service you provide at Emory. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your sacrifice and courageously being on the front line. May you be protected from all harm and danger.

From: Tammy Tucker To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all you do!

From: Caroline Tiller To: All Health Heroes

From the bottom of my heart - thank you for your courage, selflessness, and endurance. You have worked tirelessly to save our lives while putting your own at risk, and it has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for being our heroes.

From: Jessica Ramm To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all that you do and continue to do for our community. Your care for others and continued efforts to serve and care for others is remarkable. Thank you!

From: Jingyi Qi To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your service, for keeping people safe during this hard time! Stay safe and healthy!

From: Shannon Proctor To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all you do at this trying time! We will look back at these months as a time of learning and growth, and you especially, will have played the biggest part in this time of history. You are amazing!

From: Demitra Papakostas To: All Health Heroes Location: Dallas, TX

Thank you health care HEROES! Your resilience and selflessness is immensely appreciated and admired as we navigate so many difficult months of this pandemic. Thank you for fighting for us and never quitting. It is because of you that we are getting through these times of crisis. Keep up all your incredible work; we are so grateful for you!

From: Crystal O'Neal To: All Health Heroes

You are our hope! Thank you for providing an invaluable resource to our communities across the globe. Your expertise and sweat equity has been pulling us out of the darkest days this planet has seen in decades and we now see light at the end of the tunnel. It is because of you, in the trenches, that we have a lower mortality rate, and many people make it back home to their families and communities. Thank you, so very much, for your perseverance and care; for rising to the cause and fighting to win every day!

From: Tamiko Nettles To: All Health Heroes Location: Chicago, IL

Doing what you do day in and out is not for the faint at heart, it is for those who have integrity, passion, and unyielding grit. It is truly an honor to know that each of those characteristics lies in YOU! Thank you for serving our community day in and day out. Because of your commitment to make lives better, so many individuals are living, breathing, and resting because YOU are fighting for their health and well being as much as they are.

Although your role is not an easy one during this pandemic, you are the perfect person in it. Thank you for ALL you do for every patient, family member, or colleague that comes in your path. I am grateful for you!

From: Jill Martiniuk To: All Health Heroes

Thank you! Thank you for taking care of us, for going above and beyond the call of duty, and doing it tirelessly.

From: Melissa Mair To: All Health Heroes Location: Spring, TX

I can't even imagine how challenging it is working on the front lines of a pandemic. Know that I see and acknowledge your selflessness and sacrifice to keep people healthy both now and in the future. Appreciation isn't a strong enough word to describe the gratitude I feel towards you. Thank you so very much!

From: Yiqing Liu To: All Health Heroes

We are so proud of you representing the Emory community to help fight COVID-19. I'm sure this was a difficult decision to make in the middle of this pandemic. But you did it! Thank you for bringing your professional excellence into combating the coronavirus!

From: Sarah Kale To: All Health Heroes

Thinking of you during this season. The Emory community is strong and resilient and I am glad to know that you are a part of it. Thank you for all that you do to keep our patients happy and healthy! We couldn’t do our part without you!

From: Kristine Kabigting To: All Health Heroes Location: Lawrenceville, GA

Countless thanks for your unrelenting service and dedication. Wishing you and your family good health and a blessed year ahead. Much love to you all. Y muchos abrazos!

From: Emily Jones To: All Nurses

Thank you to all the nurses for adapting to the pandemic by providing care despite the extra steps needed to be safe! Patients may not always show their gratefulness, but know that the majority of us are grateful to you all!

From: Daphne Ih To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for everything that you've done. I really appreciate it, and I admire your resilience and compassion. Your efforts don't go unnoticed, and I'm always going to be rooting for you!

From: Anneliese Holland To: All Health Heroes

To see that our health care workers are all that's keeping this country going is not an exaggeration! We are all fighting a war, and you are on the front lines. The efforts of all health care workers right now are so, so appreciated by the rest of us. You are the reason that so many of us are safe. Thank you!

From: Bassel Hojeij To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all your hard work and keeping the Emory community amazing!

From: Athena Grasso To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done during this extremely difficult and strange time! It must be very stressful to do what you have to do every day, but people like me are so grateful for your selflessness. Keep fighting!

From: Victoria Florczyk To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for all that you do!

From: Lisa Fey To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Words are insufficient to show the gratitude for all your hours and hard word during this global pandemic. Thank you for all you have done!

From: Shundelle Dogan To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you! You are showing up every day to care for patients, do research, and educate medical professionals. We notice! We thank you! We appreciate you! Keep up the good work!

From: Oscar De Leon To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for what you do!! Imagine this situation without your help!! Your work and dedication makes a difference. Thank you!

From: Shouyuan Cui To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your selflessness, your motivation and heart to serve others, and your enduring strength during this year. I'm on my way to joining you, and I hope that when I do, I will be able to exhibit as much empathy and courage as you all are right now.

From: Evan Covey To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all of your brave work. Coming from NY, I’ve seen the damage that this pandemic can do to a frontline worker. This is why it’s really scary to see people not wearing masks. Regardless, you are doing incredible work and I am so grateful. You can do it, superhero!!

From: Haseena Charania To: All Health Heroes

The sacrifices you have made to keep our community safe, continuously for so many months, are tremendous. Once this pandemic is over, I hope you all get some time to hug your kids, parents and friends - and BREATHE. You deserve it the most.

From: Kegan Baird To: All Health Heroes

I want to thank you so much for everything you've done. You've been sacrificing your time and well-being to improve and save the lives of so many others. I appreciate (and I know many others do as well) your kindness and efforts and really can't thank you enough. Keep up the amazing work and hopefully take that well-deserved rest soon!

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

Thank you for all that you do to keep our family and friends safe and healthy during this time! We are so appreciative of you all!

From: Christopher MacDonald To: All Health Heroes

If you should come across this message and read it just KNOW you are not alone. The struggle to keep your composure while in such duress at work is a very daunting task on a normal day and in this environment it's short of being impossible I'm sure on most days. But, you can continue to do this and come out the other side, that's what people, professionals, and ones who care do and do it every day. Continue to champion for those in need and your heart will be full and your commitment fulfilled. Be safe, stay healthy, and breathe!

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

Our family thanks all of you on the front lines for tirelessly caring for those who have been affected by COVID-19. We can't imagine how terrible this would be without all of you caring for so many of us. You are appreciated and valued and rightfully named heroes!

From: Anonymous To: Dr. Meekyoung Kim Location: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Thank you for your empathetic style and for listening to patients. Your intelligence and caring demeanor will be deeply missed. Thanks for being a wonderful doctor to me. Wishing you all the best.

From: Corie Cunningham To: All Health Heroes Location: North Decatur, GA

Thanks to all the Emory employees and faculty that are on the front lines doing their job to the fullest. It's a job that's hard and emotional. I salute you and thank you for all you do and endure. GOD BLESS you, your coworkers working alongside of you, loved ones, and friends. Hang in there, continual prayers for you as well as blessings as we get through this pandemic.

From: Ashley Howle To: Danny, Unit Director of 3G/4G CCU Location: Emory University Hospital

I'd like to thank Danny, unit director of 3G/4G CCU, for his tireless efforts in running both his own unit and overseeing one of the COVID-19 ICUs. He always manages to have a smile on his face despite the circumstances, and he's always welcoming and happy to have us ESP Float nurses join his crew. Danny, I give thanks and have so much gratitude for you. You took the time to call me during an extremely busy time to update me on a patient's new COVID-19 status, and I very much appreciated that. I realize that you could have delegated that or let my ESP staff be the first to let me know. Instead, it shows just how much you value your staff and those that are temporarily there with you to lend a hand. Don't let up the good fight - you are an amazing leader. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

From: Jamie Armour To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory University Hospital

Thank you all for your tireless efforts in battling this pandemic. You are on the front lines of this war, because it is a war! I am praying that this will soon end for all of us. I am praying that you and your families are safe and that God has a hedge of protection around you as you go forth every day to battle this disease.

From: Mary Watson-Green To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thanks be to God for bringing together such wonderful and dedicated people at Emory. They work together tirelessly as a team to provide much needed and quality care for all. It is such a blessing to deny self and serve others. To God be the glory and to all health care workers blessings abundantly.

From: Emory Benham To: All Health Heroes

Thanks to all Emory health heroes for the work you all are doing for the COVID-19 pandemic.

From: Anonymous To: Jacob and All Nurses in the ICU Location: Emory Decatur Hospital

Just to let you all know, I continue to pray for your safety and well being. Your courage, skill, and dedication are greatly admired.

From: Anonymous To: Fourth Floor Team Location: Emory Orthopedic and Spine

You three ladies and the doctor who did the injection were fabulous to me. You made my experience fabulous. I am terribly grateful. I had all kinds of fear about it and you all made me feel cared for and at home. Thank you so much.

From: Anonymous To: Nurses and Staff in the ER Location: Emory University Hospital

Madison Fuss, RN, thank you for all you do.

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

Our hearts are filled with gratitude and thanks for the work that you folks do. Know that you are appreciated, valued, and loved.

When my tai chi group meets, we end each session with affirmations and statements of gratitude. All staff and medical professionals are included in our thanks.

Again, thanks to you all!

From: Anonymous To: Nurses at Emory University Hospital

Thank you to all that checked on me during the night to insure I was doing okay. The nurses at Emory are rock stars!!!

From: Luther Hamilton To: L-VAD Complete Team and Infusions Location: Emory Healthcare

It has been outstanding to be cared for by such dedicated doctors and staff. They have become family. Thanks to all.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you all for your strength, love, determination, and faith to be on call to care for the ones who need you. Your professionalism is outstanding and your effort is deeply appreciated. We know you get tired, but you do not give up! Thank you for being there for all of us. May you have rest, love, joy, and peace in your mind, body, and spirit to refresh yourselves as you continue in this battle. We say thank you so very much!

From: Lisa Smith To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for showing up and doing what must be done to help others in their time of greatest need. Human kindness and compassion are often overlooked in today's world. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

From: Wendy Rodriguez To: All Health Heroes

Please remember that you are valued and appreciated through these unprecedented times. I can’t imagine how tough it is but know that your efforts are not being overlooked. We wouldn’t be here without your passion and dedication to treat patients.

From: Nicolai Lundy To; All Health Heroes Location: Lakewood, CO

Every so often, especially after seeing another disconcerting headline about the spread of COVID-19, I think about the first several weeks of the pandemic when people in cities around the world would cheer/clap/shout to support front line workers. Like all good things, it didn't last forever, but it was a frequent reminder of you and your colleagues' daily sacrifices. The daily clapping has stopped, but your commitment to health care hasn't and you deserve as much recognition as we can give. Thank you for dedicating your work to helping the entire world manage this pandemic. Your sacrifices are not forgotten.

From: Veena Gursahani To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all you do for the health and safety of others. We are grateful for you. Thank you for fighting for the most vulnerable among us.

From: Jennifer Doty To: All Health Heroes

As an Emory employee who is also an Emory patient, I feel incredibly fortunate to have landed at this institution. To all the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who provide exceptional and compassionate care every day (especially Dr. Veeraraghavan and all of the Pulmonary Clinic staff), and now help us maintain our health in the midst of a global pandemic, I send my deepest heartfelt thanks!

From: Nadia Brown-Ware To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Please know, we are exceptionally grateful for your continued excellence in patient care, clinical research, and education in the face of this crisis. Our prayers are consistently with you and all the staff from the sanitation, planning, execution, administration, coordination teams, to the electricians. You are all truly a great team.

From: Devon Newton To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for your dedication to keeping our community healthy! Your work on the front lines is so important and the sacrifices you are making are not going unnoticed. Sending my gratitude and wishing you all the best!

From: Rachel Abraham To: All Health Heroes Location: Marietta, GA

I have a hard time finding the words to express how grateful I am for the work you do in the service of others. Thank you so much for the healing and inspiration you provide to our community.

From: Monica Lefton To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for all you do every day to serve and protect others, and especially this year. Your work is irreplaceable and your commitment to the community, at Emory and beyond, is incredible. While it is not sufficient to express our gratitude to you, I hope this note reminds you of how amazing you are, that you are valued and loved, and that many will never forget the dedication and sacrifice you have shown this day, and every day prior.

From: Lauren Hunt To: All Health Heroes Location: Coral Gables, FL

You are a hero to everyone around you! Thank you for putting others above yourself and making so many sacrifices for your community. You are an example of the greatness that is in this world and what everyone aspires to be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love that you show to the world every day.

From: Lisa Cosgrove To: All Health Heroes Location: Jacksonville, FL

Thanks for doing your part and serving the health care communities. I am extremely proud of the selflessness of the faculty, residents, and fellows, and all health care staff during COVID-19. I am grateful for the continued excellence in patient care, clinical research, and education in the face of a crisis.

From: Angel Chung To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your dedication and sincerity to keep us all safe and healthy! We truly appreciate the care that you provide to all who need it during this time!

From: Amelia Rudolph To: All Health Heroes Location: Marietta, GA

Seven-plus months into this pandemic, I wanted to thank you for all of your care, professionalism, and sacrifice during this incredibly challenging public health crisis. Please know that your hard work is appreciated, that the stress you and your family are under has not gone unnoticed, and that your service to the greater good of the community is valued. My family, at least, is masking up, socially distancing, and only patronizing local restaurants (by takeout!). We don’t want to add to your burdens. Thank you for all you are doing.

From: Ganiu Kosoko To: All Health Heroes

Thank God for angels!!!

From: Liang Ge To: All Health Heroes

Words can’t describe how appreciative we all are of your sacrifice during these unpredictable times. Thank you for all that you do and know that we are always cheering for you.

From: Debbie Werden To: All Health Heroes

Thank you for your service and dedication! We are truly grateful!

From: Victoria Sesay To: All Health Heroes

Thank you so much for your service. Emory Healthcare always stands out as a leader in a public health crisis and this time is no different. You are the experts that we look to for help and direction during these times. Thank you for always being there for not only the Atlanta community, but for America and the world as a whole.