Nursing in the middle of a pandemic involves saving lives at significant risk to themselves and choosing to do it anyway. Now, one group of nurses in Nashville, Tennessee, is hoping to bring some joy to people during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Angela Gleaves, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, posted a heartwarming photo to Facebook. It showed herself and her fellow nurses praying from the hospital’s helipad on top of the hospital’s building.
"When you have a few extra minutes at work, you take the time to go to the Helipad and pray," Gleaves wrote.
She mentioned how the nurses prayed for staff members in their unit as well as all of the employees. The nurses also thought about the patients and their families during this difficult time. "We prayed over the staff in our unit as well as all of the hospital employees. We also prayed over the patients and their families during this trying time," Gleaves said.
"We could feel God's presence in the wind. Know that you are all covered in prayer." Gleaves said.
Gleaves and fellow colleagues Sarah Kremer, Beth Tiesler, Tanya Dixon, and McKenzie Gibson joined together in prayer while raising their arms, Today reported.
Gleaves wanted to share the pictures to let everyone throughout the world know that nurses are praying for patients, families, and other healthcare workers. She also shared that it is a very critical time because hospitals are not allowing visitors to see their loved ones.
The Nashville nurses expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support of companies donating masks and people sending donations.