Thank you, health care heroes

“I pass a Hope Grows Here sign on my way to work every day on Tacoma Avenue and it really sets the tone for the day ahead of me. 

It is a sweet reminder that with time, this pandemic will end and quarantining won't last forever. It is also a humbling reminder that our community has come together to stay hopeful despite the profound sadness and uncertainty this pandemic has brought across the globe. 

The Hope Grows Here movement has become more of an attitude and mindset here at Mary Bridge Children’s. It has become our light at the end of the tunnel.”

- Katelyn Krzmarzick, RN, Mary Bridge Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

To all of the health care professionals and essential workers serving our community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this space is dedicated to you.

Thank you for going to work for us.

Until the day we can give you all a big hug, we'll share some of our love and support here.

Words of support from the community

Words don't do justice to speak to the gratitude we who are isolating at home right now feel about the important work you are doing every day to help us stay safe. Your selfless commitment to our community during this very frightening time is remarkable. Thank you. You are all our heroes.

- Fawn Bauer 

You are the heart and soul not only of our entire community right now. You are loved, appreciated, and admired for your skills, commitment and bravery. As citizens, patients and loved ones of patients, we can never repay or recognize you appropriately for what you are doing every day. But know that we are cheering and praying for and supporting you in every way we can.

- Jackie Quisenberry 

I am in awe of all of you taking care of everyone and each other in this unprecedented crisis. You are already dedicated individuals and yet you still stepped it up a notch. Thank you so much for your service.  Stay safe! God Bless. 

- Kimberly Hawthorne 

Your strength and resilience in the face of this virus and the corresponding social crisis gives others an admirable example of what to strive for, keep up the great work! Thank you for your bravery in the face of fear! But please don't forget to take care of yourself in any small way you can! Take a moment to just breathe, imagine the world back to normal, imagine the happiest times with loved ones. 

- Rachel Greene 

Thank you so much for the work you do not only during this crisis but every day. We are so appreciative. You are on the front lines saving lives and providing care to those in need. May this message let you know that you and your tireless efforts make a difference and that you are the real hero/heroes. You have may thanks and gratitude. 

- Victoria Fletcher

I'm so grateful for all of the work you are doing during the current crisis. Our community is so blessed to have talented health care workers who are so courageous and dedicated to helping people! It's easy to feel alone in times like these. Knowing that there are caring teams out there to assist makes the situation seem a little less scary. 

- Laura S.

Sending all of you love, strength and protection. You all are God's angels on earth. Thank you for your hard work, courage and caring. 

Hugs, Judy. 

No words can be said of how grateful we are for every one of you. We so appreciate all your hard work in helping our country to get well and back to work. You are on the frontlines of this battle and we pray for you and your loved ones every day. Your labor of love is priceless. We are doing our part to follow the protocol and keep our hospitals and all you worker bees from being overwhelmed. The Lord's face shine upon you and give you strength and peace. Regards, Your friends and neighbors

- Mark Micone 

Thank you so much for choosing to care for our community. I can't imagine the workload, responsibility and other emotions you must be going through and feeling at this time. Thank you for giving your best every day. God bless you and your families. 

- Anjelique Gillespie 

God Bless all of you guys for what you are doing. Please stay safe. We will all get through this! 

- Kathy Hickman 

Thank you so much for all you have done, are doing now and what you will continue to do in the future. What you are sacrificing for taking care of the sick really means a lot. Take care of yourself!

 - Debbie Stensgaard 

God's blessings to all of you staff at Good Sam ER Unit. You are standing in the gap and providing critical care for needy people at great risk to yourself. May God protect each and every one of you now and in the days ahead. Love to all of you, especially my daughter Elizabeth. All my love and prayers. 

- Dan Clemens 

My daughter-in-law is an internal medicine doctor in Boise, so I am aware how at risk all our medical staff are. I also know how you will push yourselves. But you all have families who love and need you so please be a little bit selfish and take care of yourself. Thank you for all you do. Stay safe! 

- Peggy Nunley  

I know these could just be words. I hope these words can give someone solace and hope that this will come to an end. We will defeat this! 

- Melissa 

Would you like to share messages of support? We invite you to send an email or a photo of a handwritten note once a week to [email protected]

We would love hear from you. Your uplifting messages and words of support mean a lot.