If you’re not a healthcare worker, just imagine what it must be like — putting your life at risk to help others, fighting a global pandemic without, in some cases, even proper safety equipment or adequate medical supplies.
If you are a healthcare worker, thank you. Bless you.
Know that our hearts ache for you. Know that our hearts swell.
And if these words can’t quite express our gratitude, may the sounds of thousands of voices, raised in praise to your heroic efforts, send the message.
It’s happened all over the world, in large cities and small towns. People are taking to their windows, balconies, porches and sidewalks to cheer and clap and ring bells. Also to sing, bang on pots and pans, even set off fireworks. All to say thank you – something we particularly appreciate at St. Jude, where dedicated doctors and nurses continue caring for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, even as many of us work from home for safety's sake.
It can feel helpless at home. But people around the world are finding ways to come together, even as they stay apart – all to let those on the front lines, our healthcare heroes, know they're loved and appreciated.
It’s happened in London, where buildings were lit up in blue, boats on the River Thames blew their horns, and the royal family tweeted clapping-hand emojis.