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Student creates movement to encourage patients and healthcare workers fighting Covid-19

Shared by Ana Ribeiro on 2020-06-02 11:10

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In 2018, Gina was diagnosed with acanthamoeba keratitis and had to be in quarantine for a month. During that time, she says: “I experienced an incredible amount of loneliness and anxiety, and so it meant the world to me whenever I received a get-well-soon card”.

So, during the Covid-19 pandemic, she wanted to make a difference and help ease the feelings of loneliness and anxiety felth by patients suffering from Covid-19 and healthcare workers risking their lives to battle this disease.

She created Notes for Support, a website through which anyone can write an encouraging note to a healthcare worker or coronavirus patient. The notes are then printed and sent to a hospital in the USA, where they are delivered to one patient or healthcare worker. The service is free but the project is taking donations to help in the shipping costs of the notes.

As of May 2020, the Notes for Support project had sent more than 3800 notes to 34 hospital in 12 different states.

More information: https://www.notesforsupport.org/

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Gina C. is a student at Santa Clara High School, Norther California, USA. During the Covid-19 pandemic she created Notes for Support, a platform through which people can send encouraging notes to healthcare workers or coronavirus patients, to help ease the feeling of loneliness and anxiety they might be experiencing.

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