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Thu May 28, 2020, 06:50 AM

A pandemic nurse's love letter to New York

NEOSHO, Mo. (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has restricted almost everyone's freedoms in America but for Meghan Lindsey it has done the opposite. This is the freest she has ever felt.


Traveling to New York City at age 33 to work as a COVID-19 nurse was the first time that Meghan, a married mother of two, had ever left southwest Missouri.

"It was my first time on a plane," she said, describing how she came to work 12-hour shifts in the intensive care unit at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

"Flying into New York was the first time I'd ever seen the ocean."

There are many stories about the lonely coronavirus deaths in the city's hospitals and the traumatic work of the nurses who staff them.

Meghan's story is about unexpected opportunities. It's a story of how the pandemic gave a woman the chance to strike out into the world, confront danger and make a difference, and how her husband stayed home to care for their daughters. It's a story about new beginnings.

"I always wanted to do something for my country," said Meghan. "This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something meaningful.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-pandemic-nurses-love-letter-to-new-york/ar-BB14H2kM?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout"

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Thu May 28, 2020, 11:59 AM

1. Person of the Year

What a great story!

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Thu May 28, 2020, 12:09 PM

2. Her training and experience will come in handy as the virus heads west

There are outbreaks all around her in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma.
Hospitals will be begging for her services.

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