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Thank You to Our Heroes!

Today we want to honor Cedars-Sinai's ICU RN Melissa Rue. She works at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and this is her story as reported by the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom.

ICU Nurse Says Easiest Way to Support Healthcare Professionals is Through Simple Kindness  | Cedars-Sinai Newsroom

Intensive Care Unit nurse Melissa Rue, RN, says that the support of the Cedars-Sinai community has helped her and her colleagues power through the COVID-19 pandemic

"We've had a couple of donors provide us with lunches and dinners, which is so helpful because it's one less thing that we have to think about," she said in a video diary.

She said donations of coffee and snacks really do give her and her colleagues a boost. But there's an even easier way members of the community can support healthcare workers, Rue said. And it's simple: be nice.

"Continue to spread positivity," she said. "I know that during this time, fear just makes your mind do and say things that you just don't mean. But I think it's really important to just continue to be nice, because you never know what someone else is experiencing."

"It's easy to try to find someone to blame it on, or a country to blame it on, or a specific community to blame it on, but it's nobody's fault, and we just have to continue to be nice and understand that we're going to get through this," Rue said.

Thank you Melissa for your commitment, dedication, and compassion for your patients and communities. 

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