A big thank you to everyone on the front lines

During my last year of high school, after breaking my nose a few times, I decided to have surgery for my deviated septum. The night before my surgery, I was admitted to the hospital and shared a room with another teenager having surgery for a hernia. Within ten minutes we were instant friends and spend the night laughing and talking. The nurse was constantly in our room telling us to quiet down. Of course, we’re teenagers, and as the night went on, we got louder and louder, and our poor nurse was more and more annoyed with us.

Eventually we got to sleep, and both had our surgeries early in the morning. Coming back from surgery, we were both in so much pain – me holding my face and him holding his stomach. Every time we moved, there was some kind of pain.

We couldn’t make any jokes with each other because laughing was way too painful! The nurse that we tortured all night long, came into the room, and took one look at us before saying, “Now that will keep you quiet.” LOL!

We both looked at each other and painfully chuckled.

Today, a lot of nurses and doctors have their hands full with more than just a couple of teenage troublemakers goofing off. This is the time to really appreciate the hard work that our nurses are doing during this overwhelming time. We always see this in the movies and never expect it to be real.

Medical professionals are on the front lines, risking their lives, and helping people get the best care possible. They and their families are making sacrifices for the greater good. I hope and pray that this ordeal comes to an end soon for everyone, and I want to thank everyone on the front lines for their hard work and dedication.

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Keith wrestling in school.

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