Each year during our 25 Days of Christmas, I induct a character from a Christmas special or movie into The Hall. And I knew eventually I would run out of said characters. But this year, the decision was made to extend the hall to not just celebrities but to books, television shows, songs, and movies. And that opens the door to a world of new possibilities. But this induction is going to be different. This is induction is long overdue. And this induction is from the heart. Because no matter what, those Christmas specials, movies, and can wait. We might be a small online publication, and this will never equal the amount of time, stress, anxiety, and faith the individuals devote to their jobs daily. Without our inductees today, 2020 would be worse.
Christmas has always been a special time for me. Each year, it is important for all of us to think about the people that make our lives easier. For this edition of The Hall, I am inducting our health care workers.
These individuals bravely put on a pair of scrubs, which at this point is the real-world edition of Superman’s cape or Batman’s cowl, to take care of patients during the hardest of conditions.
The amount of work these individuals put is already a herculean effort, however 2020 is pushing each person to a point. The long days at work, taking care of patients. The phone calls to pharmacies to make sure each patient can get the medicine to keep them going from day to day is something we take for granted. From Doctors to RN to LPN to CNA to the food service, lab techs and I know I am forgetting people and titles but each person in the health care field is so damn important. And I think a lot of people have forgotten that fact.
We take for granted, no matter the field, health care risks their lives to make sure we are healthy. I never thought about that as much until I heard the stories of nurses having to live in the garage so they could keep their family safe during this time.
Eventually, this pandemic will come to an end. Life will return to what a lot people called normal. Forgotten will be sacrifices from the medical field to help us survive 2020. The difficult idea that certain people cannot swallow is what the long-term effects of COVID-19 will be.
I know we are just a small publication on the ridiculously small corner of the internet. I know we are not Time Magazine; I know this induction is written poorly but damn it, each one of you need to be celebrated for helping us survive a virus we knew nothing about 9 months ago.
I would like to welcome our healthcare professionals to The Hall. You will be known as our Avengers.