Nominate a Frontline Hero Giveaway!
Odds are, someone that you love has been putting their health & safety on the line while working essential services during the pandemic 😷 Their contribution to our communities is priceless, and an expression of gratitude can go a long way for these often unsung heroes 🦸🏻♀️🦸🏽♀️🦸🏼🦸🏽♂️💞
As we swiftly surpassed the official 1 year milestone of the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to offer an opportunity for our brand & decor community to spread the love and show our appreciation! And so the NOMINATE A FRONTLINE HERO Giveaway was born!🏅
As a family-owned business, we have been tremendously grateful for the frontline workers who keep our families safe & our necessities fulfilled.
I dedicated this Giveaway to our closest friends who have been working frontline during the pandemic in the fields of health care, mental health, child-life, veterinary care, education, and policing 🌟 As a mental health crisis worker by trade, this particular Giveaway hits close to home ♥️
A frontline hero would be chosen from both Canada & USA to receive a curation of goodies including aromatherapy 'Hero' beaded bracelet set by Birdie Love, A Felt Creative Letterboard of their choosing, as well as accessories donated by small shops Honey Comb Heights, My Candy Letters, and The ABC Supply Co.
But first, our community members had to nominate by tagging their frontline heroes and sending them a thank-you for their service! Love was spread and thanks were given! 💌💖
Here were the randomly selected winners of our 2021 Nominate a Frontline Hero Giveaway!
USA 🇺🇸 (Lawrence Township, New Jersey)
"Hello! My name is Lex. I work as a Registered Nurse for Penn Medicine. I normally work as a Surgical Care Nurse where I take care of patients after surgery. When surgeries were cancelled in March of 2020, my unit opened up as the Covid unit. The shocking change from having surgical patients to patients who were becoming critically ill was very challenging to say the least. However, I continued to stay strong for every single patient and every single family member of that patient. Going to work everyday with this “unknown” was like gearing up for war. I had to remain calm when internally I was terrified. I continued to be compassionate and to be an advocate for my patients to the best of my ability. Although currently my unit has returned to be the Post-Surgical unit, I do float and take care of patients on the Covid unit in my hospital to help assist & take care of those in need." ~ Lex
CANADA 🇨🇦 (Toronto, ON)
Our Canadian winner is a communicative disorder (speech therapy) assistant. She works with patients on the neurological rehabilitation floor in hospital. She describes her role as a communication advocate, and helps patients learn to read, write, speak, and understand speech after they've had strokes or other brain injuries.
Thank-you so much to everyone who entered their heroes and to ALL of the heroes out there working selflessly for their community!
Thank-you so much for sharing this incredible story of incredible people! Your family is full of naturally inclined heroes that deserve the highest esteem and have undoubtedly touched and saved many lives. I sincerely hope that your daughter Madelyn recovers well and lives a happy full life that she deserves. Wishing you and your family so much love, inner peace & optimal health in the future.
My name is Michele. I live with my husband and three daughters in Virginia. Our oldest son Zachary lives in New Mexico with his wife and three children. I am a Special Education Teaching Assistant, My husband and son are both career Fire Fighters and our oldest daughter is a Nurse. Our family believes in helping others in life. During the Covid Pandemic our son and daughter came down with Covid. They both had a typical 14-day quarantine with fever and cough. At day 15 Madelyn became very ill. After several scary trips to the hospital and many doctor and specialist appointments, we were told that that Covid-19 virus had attacked her heart muscle and she would need heart surgery. This is devastating news for anyone to hear. As a mother trying to explain to a 22-year old nurse that she would have to be on the other side of helping people and this time be the patient, was terrible. She underwent surgery in February but we were given the news they could not fix the problem. She was sent home with various medications to try and control the problems to see if in time her heart would fix itself. We are currently in a waiting game with her heart problem, they are giving it a few months to see what will happen and if not, they will do another open heart surgery. Throughout all of this, Madelyn has been my shining star. She was finally cleared after surgery to return to work and she was ecstatic. She continues to perform her 12-hour shifts in Labor & Deliver High Risk, all while still having lingering heart issues. I’m not asking for kudos but I would love to just tell a true story of a family of Front Line Heroes.