Being in isolation at home is one thing, but being sick from coronavirus at hospital is an entirely different thing- much grimmer for sure, and a lot less fun.
When you are fighting for your life, while nobody can be close to you and support you psychologically, this is the worst thing one can imagine. Doctors and nurses sure are there to help in any way they can, but only wearing heavy protective equipment, turning the whole experience extremely impersonal and lonely for the patient. But, unfortunately, this is the only safe way to be close to the sick person.
And, of course, friends and family cannot be there for the patient- at least not in the room. They can be outside, on the street, on the other side of a phone call- but is it enough?
That’s what this man’s co-workers and friends thought and decided to do something special for him to make his day and lift up his spirits.
The man, whose name is unknown to this moment, is sick with the novel coronavirus and was recuperating from complications of the illness at Kendall Regional Medical Center. There, he was feeling lonely and isolated due to the situation described above, but last week, his co-workers did something for him that he’ll never forget.
The man is a firefighter with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. His fellow firefighters, knowing of his situation, didn’t want to leave him alone during this challenging time and decided to surprise him with a visit outside the window hospital.
A few days ago, a fire truck arrived outside the hospital and the men used the ladder to climb up to the fourth floor where the patient’s hospital room was.
“All this for me,” we can hear the man saying in the video, short of breath. “Setting up “Get well soon” cards […] they bring the ladder over here- they’re all gonna come up and say hi!”
The video was filmed by the patient from inside the room- probably using his phone- and hearing him pant due to the difficulty he has breathing is heartbreaking.
Then, he goes on to explain the situation he’s in, and his description brings tears to the eyes.
“This is love- this is the only kind of love you can get from the brother and sisterhood at the firehouse. It’s just anoher way to explain how this makes me feel. Being locked up in here, everybody that walks in here- you can’t even see their faces- have masks and gowns. I mean, it’s completely understandable, but you feel so isolated from the world.”
Eventually, a man climbs to the fourth floor holding up a sign for him that reads: “Your new firehouse”.
These men went above and beyond for their friend and managed- even for some moments- to make him feel less lonely and, of course, supported and loved.
We hope that the man is already feeling better, and we are convinced that he will never forget the beautiful gesture of his department.
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Recently hospitalized recuperating from complications due to #COVID19 and feeling isolated from the rest of the world, one of our firefighters felt joyful and instantly connected to his fellow brothers and sisters the minute he received the unexpected “Get Well Soon” visit from his fellow fire crew members from #MDFR #Station36 and #Station37. Geared up and equipped with “Get Well Soon” cards and a sign that read “Your New Firehouse,” fellow firefighters approached the fourth-floor hospital window to lift up their colleague’s spirits and wish him a speedy recovery on behalf of the entire Department.“This is love. This is the only kind of love you can get from the brother and sisterhood at the fire house. There is just no other way to explain how this makes me feel,” the MDFR firefighter described upon receiving the heartfelt surprise from his colleagues.
Posted by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on Friday, April 3, 2020