Over the last few weeks, the coronavirus has ravaged the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands ill. As I write this, approximately 3,000 Americans have died, many in New York. They’re our loved ones, our friends, and our neighbors. No one has gone untouched by this pandemic.
At the front lines in the fight against the virus, healthcare professionals stand between us and an even darker nightmare. They’re actual superheroes, risking their health to fend off a plague unlike anything we’ve seen in the last 100 years. Now, more than ever, they need the community’s assistance, support, and gratitude.
As an organization, the Yankees have stepped up to the occasion. Yesterday, Brian Cashman delivered coffee and donuts to the team at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
We were very honored to meet the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, and to extend our gratitude to them personally. pic.twitter.com/LzBtDfCrut— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 30, 2020
The club also extended their appreciation to a few hospitals in New York City.
And also a special shoutout on this #NationalDoctorsDay to our partners at @nyphospital and @ColumbiaDoctors, who are working around the clock to fight for the citizens of New York.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 30, 2020
Individual Yankees have also extended their own, heartfelt messages of gratitude and support. Gary Sanchez, for example, shared this note on Twitter:
When and however possible, we should all take the time to thank the health workers who are helping those infected with COVID-19 and trying to control and cure the virus so that we can all go back to our normal lives. They are true heroes that deserve all our gratitude.— Gary Sanchez (@ElGarySanchez) March 29, 2020
As did Gleyber Torres:
grateful for the excellent work, we are fortunate to have great people saved life in this difficult situation, that is some real savages in the box .. I hope to see you soon take care and stay safe Thank you https://t.co/B292Dr4sDo— Gleyber Torres (@TorresGleyber) March 30, 2020
Doctors, nurses, and everyone else in the healthcare field represent the actual superstars. Let’s follow the Yankees’ lead and get behind them during this frightening situation.