I have been thinking recently about encouragement. It’s easy these days to feel dark, gloomy, and depressed with all the bad things going on in the world, the global pandemic, and the ugly effects it has had on humanity.
Recently, in the USA, we Emergency Nurses were celebrated on our annual Emergency Nurses Week. The wonderful med-surg and ICU nurses who are honest with themselves will have to admit that they hold a sort of grudging respect and awe (although with a tad of annoyance) for those ER nurses who bring them “train wrecks” of patients and who are always persistently calling to give a report as soon as their ER patients have a room assignment on the floor, just so they can put another bleeding and broken patient in that ER bed and do it all over again…. day after day after day.
So, this week I want to celebrate “Karen Medics Week,” I want to celebrate those brave Karen medics, PA students, nurses and doctors, those live-savers, those “answer any and every call for help,” those baby-deliverers-motorbike-
So today, say a prayer, give a hand, raise a toast and honor and celebrate with me all the brave Karen medics and healthcare heroes serving on the front lines in the middle of a country-wide pandemic under some of the most challenging conditions and resource-limited areas of Burma. Here’s to all the Karen Medics and Healthcare Workers! Much love and respect!