#CTHeroes: Connecting You To Local Heroes

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A huge thank you to Stan and Jessica! Stan is an ER nurse and Jessica is a respiratory therapist at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.
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A huge thank you to Gabby Deschamps who is an ICU nurse at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Juan Santiago, who is a truck driver for Performance Food Group!
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A huge thank you to Shannon who goes well above and beyond for her patients as an RN in the Emergency Department at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Dr. Thomas Holmes, who is an ER physician at Middlesex Hospital!
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A huge thank you to the staff members Autumn Lake Healthcare nursing center in New Britain!
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A huge thank you to Alexandra Ford, who is a pediatric oncology nurse at Connecticut Children's!
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A huge thank you to Ann Russo and the staff at Saint Francis Hospital who are helping to conduct drive-through Covid-19 tests!
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A huge thank you to Amber Eck, who is an RN at Bristol Health. Amber is currently living away from her family in an RV in their yard to keep her husband and kids safe.
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A huge thank you to Arielle Balducci, a hospice nurse with Bristol Hospital who has been tirelessly working long hours to care for both virus patients and her regular patients. Arielle is a mother of two small boys and is attending school while working full-time.
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A huge thank you to Ryan Hunt, Tyler Smith, Billy Bieber, Corina Zdrowski and Ryan Kardamis of Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services!
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A huge thank you to Ashly Thatcher, who is an RN at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, but for the past week has been working at Greenwich Hospital assisting them in the fight against COVID-19.
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A huge thank you to Andrea Rocco, who is a dedicated nurse at Danbury Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Megan Goodrich, a nurse at Griffin Hospital. Megan has a beautiful 4-month-old daughter who she has to leave to go save lives every day!
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A huge thank you to Malachy Fitzgerald of Vernon, a delivery driver who has been working seven days a week during the pandemic.
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A huge thank you to all Connecticut teachers who continue to lead, inspire and support their students while teaching remotely, including Mr. Fox, who teaches 3rd grade in Wethersfield!
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A huge thank you to Meghan and and her husband, Patrick. Meghan is a nurse and Patrick is a doctor, both working on the front lines in the Emergency Department at Danbury Hospital.
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A huge thank you to Skylar who is a respiratory therapist at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is always looking to take extra shifts to give her co-workers a break. On Easter Skylar worked so a fellow co-worker could be home with her husband and kids.
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A huge thank you to all Connecticut teachers who continue to lead, inspire and support their students while teaching remotely. Ashley Guerin nominated her mother, who teaches third grade at Doolittle School in Cheshire, for her positive outlook and for being a role model to her students and family.
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A huge thank you to Nikole Prescott, who is a RN at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Sally Allen of Bristol! Sally is a retired home health aid who has sewn more than 200 masks. She has donated them to workers at Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis clinic and the Root Center for Advanced Recovery in Bristol. She has also shipped masks across the state and to MA, NY, TX, FL, IL and CA.
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A huge thank you to Tim McLeod, a truck driver who delivers for Walgreens all over the New England area. When a special delivery needs to be made, Tim is the go-to person!
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A huge thank you to Becky Esposito, a nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital who has also been helping with staffing at Middlesex Hospital. In addition to working full time, Becky is also completing online classes at UConn to further her medical career.
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A huge thank you to Richard Juan, a paramedic for Danbury Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Francis Ouellette, a diesel mechanic at Gabrielli Truck in Milford, who repairs tractor trailers, ambulances, fire trucks and utility vehicles.
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A huge thank you to Michael Morneault, who is an endovascular technologist at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Lauren, a registered nurse at Waterbury Hospital who is working on a floor set up specifically for positive COVID-19 patients.
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A huge thank you to the hardworking staff at Parkway Pavilion Health & Rehabilitation Center in Enfield and Marie Pyznar! Marie's mother was a resident there for three years. To say thanks and honor the nurses and aides during this stressful time, Marie delivered lunch to the staff on Saturday.
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Thank you Ingrid Thomas! Ingrid is a registered nurse and U.S. Army veteran who is working the VA COVID-19 drive-through testing site.
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A huge thank you to Nick and his wife, Elise. Nick is a firefighter with the New Britain Fire Department and Elise is a Nurse at Saint Francis Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Alex Ryan, who is helping to stock shelves at Walmart.
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A huge thank you to Natalia Dabrowska, a nurse who is working up to six days a week at three hospitals during this pandemic. ale New Haven Children’s Hospital, UConn Health and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.
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A huge thank you to Emily, who is a nurse practitioner at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Erin and Ryan Novak of Broad Brook! Ryan is a captain in the New Britain Fire Department and Erin is a neuro ICU nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.
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A huge thank you to Michael DiSapio Sr., owner of Pats IGA in Wolcott. Michael was nominated by his son for tirelessly working seven days a week in all departments, implementing new systems, and traveling the state getting product from different distributors to fill the shelves for their customers. His son calls him an amazing person, boss, and an even better dad!
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A huge thank you to Ed and Shea Cooke! Ed is an EMT and Shea is an MICU nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.
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We are saluting the #CTHeroes who are out on the front lines in this fight against coronavirus in Connecticut. A huge thank you to Emily, who is a nurse practitioner at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Brittney and her roommate Jess, both RNs in the Emergency Department at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Chris Reynolds, a residential counselor at Mental Health Connecticut! Chris is always positive and willing to help with staffing needs. This past weekend, he pulled a double shift so his coworker could get some much needed rest.
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A huge thank you to Josephine, who is a nurse at Bristol Health!
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A huge thank you to Dave Remus, who is an over the road truck driver for FedEx Ground!
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A huge thank you to Jordyn Gauvin, who is a RN in the ICU at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Felicia and the staff at Walgreens in Unionville!
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A huge thank you to Christine! Christine is a PA at Hartford Hospital that got moved from Cardiac Surgery to the ICU due to COVID-19. This picture with her son, Ben, was taken at the South Windsor hero parade last Saturday.
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A huge thank you to Ed and Shea Cooke! Ed is an EMT and Shea is an MICU nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.
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A huge thank you to this Connecticut family of heroes! Jerry Sneed, his son Christopher, and his daughter Kimberly are all EMTs for AMR Hartford!
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The Hartford Hospital Adult Primary Care daytime staff got bored with their regular masks... so they decided to get creative! A huge thank you to the whole team!
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A huge thank you to Andaleeb Shariff, MD, a primary care physician in Winsted. She is from New York and travels 90 minutes one way to help with the crisis. She recently has been deployed to the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington to help treat COVID patients.
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A huge thank you to Shonda Caban, a CNA at Groton Regency who has been regularly working double shifts since the crisis started.
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A huge thank yo to Joni, Ellie, and Adele! These amazing women have made cloth masks for Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Saint Francis Hospital and UConn Health!
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A huge thank you to Brianne Melillo, who is a nurse at Greenwich Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Heidy Cermeno, who is continuing to operate her daycare in West Haven for the community.
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A huge thank you to Jim Tilley, who is working on the front lines as a police officer in the town of Hebron!
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A huge thank you to the Members of the Rehab team at Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton: Sylvia Dibiasi, Lynelle Guimond, Sandy Delehoy, Beth Sluzenski, Annie-Karine Lamoureux, and Whitney Burns!
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A huge thank you to Dr. Eric Krause and Sue at Farmington Village Dental for getting patients out of pain and keeping patients out of the hospital emergency rooms!
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A huge thank you to Joe Meagher, who is a sous chef at Windham Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Heather Valyo! Heather is a lead radiologic technologist at UConn Health who always goes above and beyond for patients and staff.
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A huge thank you to Dave Sanchez, who is a Department of Public Works employee for the Town of Wallingford.
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A huge thank you to nurses Nichole Carter, Brooke Spadaccino and Deidre Lonergan. They have all been employed at Yale New Haven Hospital for over 15 years!
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A huge thank you to Dave Malsheske, a PA working in the ICU at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport!
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A huge thank you to Brianna Lynes, who is a nurse in the ICU at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Cassie Schellhas, a lab analyst at the Regional Water Authority in New Haven, who ensures your tap water is always safe so you can wash your hands, keep hydrated and stay healthy!
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A huge thank you to Laura and Daniel Troy who work at Stop & Shop in Groton! They have both been employed by Stop & Shop for 35+ years and are continuing to work daily during the pandemic.
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A huge thank you to the mother and daughter superhero nurse team, Debbie and Katielynne Bevino!
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A huge thank you to Anna Szumska, who is an EMT in Glastonbury and New Britain. Anna will be graduating nursing school from the University of Saint Joseph next month.
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A huge thank you to Victor Sanchez, who is on the security team at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Mike Walker and his COX Communications co-workers, who are on the job keeping everyone connected!
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A huge thank you to the amazing 3PM-3AM nursing staff at Waterbury Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Hayden Osborn, who is an ICU nurse at Stamford Health!
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A huge thank you to newlyweds Matt and Molly Klansek, who are both nurses at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to the father and daughter superhero team, Robert and Brianna Ortiz! Brianna is a RN at Yale New Haven Hospital and Robert Ortiz is a Deputy Fire Chief for the City of New Haven.
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A huge thank you to Michele Frazcek, who is working directly with COVID patients
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A huge thank you to Dr. Mehak Idrees, who is a frontline healthcare worker taking care of COVID patients at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.
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A huge thank you to Rick Wezner! Rick is a public safety officer at the Backus Hospital Outpatient Care Center in Norwich. He greets all patients and staff and insures everyone is in compliance with all government safety standards.
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A huge thank you to Nicole Briercheck and the rehabilitation unit staff at the Hospital of Central Connecticut!
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A huge thank you to Mike Palmieri, who has been a paramedic with American Medical Response for 26 years! He is sitting with his granddaughter in this photo. Thank you for sharing Amanda Wonoski!
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A huge thank you to Samatha Wisk, Megan Sullivan, Heather Magnan, and Samatha Arwood! They all went to school together, graduated together, and got jobs together as respiratory therapists at Hartford Hospital. They are currently on the frontlines working with COVID-19 patients.
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A huge thank you Sonia Delgreco, Becky Cerragioli, Lory Lake and Alicia Algarin of Meriden Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services! They are continuing to feed students at Maloney High School grab & go breakfast and lunch during the school closures.
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A huge thank you to Terrence Waller, who is a custodian and all around “go-to-guy” in the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division. The Hartford Police Department says Terrence always helps brighten their day with jokes and sports stories
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A huge thank you to Amanda Letourneau, a U.S. Army veteran currently working as a first responder with American Medical Response in New Haven.
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Karly is one of many heroes at Prudence Crandall Center, a staff that works 24/7 to help victims of domestic violence and their children during their time of need. Thank you!
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A huge thank you to Sandy Hook volunteer firefighters John Jeltema and Karin Halstead. They've been fighting on the frontlines for over 20 years.
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A huge thank you to Cyndi from Wallingford, who works in the shop from home service at ShopRite!
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A huge thank you to Lena Eifes! Lena is just 13-years-old, but has made hundreds of masks for those who need them!
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A huge thank you to Victoria Mott and Miles Garrison! Victoria is an EMT and firefighter in Willington and Hartford. Miles is a medic in Hartford. Both are currently working in New York City to provide aid and relief to emergency responders and medical professionals there.
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A huge thank you to Jason Broad, who is a police officer with the Bethel Police Department!
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A huge thank you to Susie C. of the Connecticut State Police!
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A huge thank you to Drew Bloom, who is a volunteer firefighter with the Avon Volunteer Fire Department!
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A huge thank you to Emily, a cardiac nurse at Hartford Hospital who willingly went into the ICU to treat COVID patients.
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A huge thank you to Josh Cash, who works for the Derby Police Department, and Lindsay Grant, a Yale New Haven Hospital ICU Nurse at the Saint Raphael Campus!
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A huge thank you to the night crew of nurse practitioners and nurses in the Middlesex Health ICU!
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Ahuge thank you to all the nurses in Connecticut, including Flo Sawyer, who is a registered nurse working in the cardiothoracic ICU at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to the nurses and staff from Yale New Haven Hospital who were working on a children’s unit, but now are taking care of COVID patients on East Pavillion Units 5/6 and 5/5.
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Principal Teresa Goilito of Smith STEM School in West Hartford gives a special thanks her teacher heroes for all that they do each and every day!
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A huge thank you all the teachers across Connecticut, including Christine Burgos, who teaches second grade in New Haven!
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A huge thank you to Melisa Sahacic, who is a sonographer at Evergreen Imaging in South Windsor!
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A huge thank you to Yanitza Mendez-Montañez and her husband, Carlos Montañez. Yanitza is a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital and Carlos is a police officer for the Hartford PD.
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A huge thank you to Frank Hutchinson, Jr, who is a hero of distribution! Frank works for C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the country, in the Overages, Shortages and Damages Department. On May 13, he will celebrate being an employee of C&S Wholesale Grocers for 12 years!
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A huge thank you to Jennifer Cruz, who is working on the frontlines at Hartford Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Anthony and Jessica DeLucia, who are RNs at Yale New Haven Hospital! Anthony is in the ER and Jessica is an OR nurse who is now working in the ICU.
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Thank you to the #CTHeroes at the Curtis Home in Meriden who are taking care of the residents, including Steve Prochowski’s 88-year-old mother who is recovering from COVID-19.
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A huge thank you to Brian and Carissa Beaulieu! Brian is a corrections officer and Carissa is an RN Administrator at Bloomfield ASC.
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A huge thank you to Johnna Wallace, who is an RN in the emergency department at Bridgeport Hospital!
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A huge thank you to Lori Soltesz, who works at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Monroe! Her mother tells us that Lori has not missed a day working, even though she just finished a year of chemo in January - her second time battling cancer.
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A huge thank you to Samantha Cristante, who is an nurse in the ICU working tirelessly on the front lines with her fellow nurses at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.
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A huge thank you to Chelsea from Danbury! Chelsea started Chelsea’s Charity which provides art kits for kids in need. She has made and mailed over 2,500 so far and just recently, donated kits to 2nd graders at Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts in Hartford!
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A huge thank you to Emily Garcia-Segui, who is an RN at Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport!
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A huge thank you to Alyssa Andrews! Alyssa is a EMT in Hartford and a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman.
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A huge thank you to Joey Toler! Joey has worked for Stop & Shop in Shelton for 25 years. He is a store clerk on the 3rd shift, making sure that all the grocery items get out before the morning shoppers arrive. He is also a hero to his 97-year-old great aunt by helping her with her shopping.
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A huge thank you to all the chemo nurses who go to work each day so their patients can receive life saving treatments, including Meghan Brennan and Rachel Girouard, who are nurses at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Infusion Center, Bradley Memorial Campus.
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A huge thank you to EMTs Barbieri, Marks, Ramos, and paramedic Palomba of American Medical Response in Hartford!
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A huge thank you to Nick DeMaio who is a firefighter and paramedic in the Allingtown section of West Haven. Before he started in West Haven, he worked at American Medical Response in Bridgeport as an EMT. He is a dedicated and hard-working part of his firehouse while also raising twin babies with his wife Shelli, a nurse who has been working with COVID-19 patients.
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A huge thank you to Dr. Uma Kasireddy, who works on the COVID-19 floor at Middlesex Health!
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