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Feeling cooped up and stressed out at home last week, Don decided to take a break from work to go for a walk through his neighborhood. It turned out to be an excellent decision because what he discovered made him smile and forget his worries: the sidewalks were filled with colorful chalk art created by children! Greetings, words of encouragement, animals, geometric shapes, spring flowers. Everywhere he walked, he found the loveliness only a child can create.
April 20, 2020
April is National Poetry Month, and the former US Poet Laureate, Tracy Smith, was asked to find poems that captured the feelings of living through the Coronavirus pandemic. She browsed through her collection and found many that spoke to this moment. This simple poem by Marah Toews seen on Twitter (@Marah_Eliza) caught Smith's eye and reminded her "of what I feel during these weeks of sheltering in place."
April 26, 2020
When the schools closed down in Florida, Rebecca decided on her own to drive to the homes of each of her students for a visit -- a task she thought would take about three hours. Instead, it took six hours! This was because she knew it would be important to take the time needed for conversation with each of the kids and their families (at a safe distance, of course).
April 20, 2020
There were only two stages of grief for one runner when the Milwaukee Running Group shut down daily group workouts last month. For Olivia Spring first came “sadness” then came “let’s do something about it.” Olivia's idea to get herself out of the funk was to go to a map and plotted a street run that would draw one out of her favorite things -- a cat.
April 22, 2020
Amen Alhadi is a single dad and flight paramedic. He has been toiling treating Covid patients.
June 05, 2020
Local non-profit steps up during the Covid-19 to meet the unique needs of the pandemic -- food assistance, housing, and assistance with life challenges.
November 01, 2020
For Official Request To Be A Coronavirus Testing & Resource Site being a Physician's Assistant is not enough so she cares for inmates in the county jail and runs two restaurants.
December 11, 2020
Take a commercial kitchen, a health conscious chef, and 400 donated eggs and you a typical recipe for Health Eats for Milwaukee Heros. What started as an effort to get healthy food into the hands of frontline nurses at local hospitals has expanded over the past year to include Covid-19 clinic staff in under-served neighborhoods. Kathy Papineau work continues with kids and adult volunteers, teaching healthy cooking to everyone she can reach. "I believe anyone can eat healthy," she says. "And every day I work towards that."
May 05, 2020
Loren Murray is my mom. She is an emergency room nurse in the biggest and busiest ER in the Bronx, NY. Everyday she goes to work to deal with sickness and death like we have never seen. For the first time in her life she has had to support 'Facetime' for the family members of her patients so they can say goodbye.
May 16, 2020
Since the onset of COVID-19 virus, Lane Harper and his Foundation’s have focused on helping flatten the curve of COVID-19 by providing free reusable cloth face masks, assisting with COVID-19 education, and providing nutritional food to help with food insufficiency.
February 04, 2021
Local Owner Makes Her Apartments Safe from Germs
April 27, 2020
It hasn't been easy, but this nurse puts in long hours then takes care of her kids.
July 29, 2020
"When she was stopped from coming in our building due to Covid-19 she was sent to a different nursing home and she found out a week later that every patient she had cared for had tested positive for Covid. She got her own test and it came back positive. She was out of work for over a month trying to recover."
June 04, 2020
Despite the recent surgery and her increased susceptibility, Krystle bravely went to work every day and even took her colleagues shifts when they fell ill. She is selfless, thoughtful and our frontline and real life hero.
July 12, 2020
Angela is a frontline worker and a self-described 'depression warrior' who uplifts everyone she meets, which is especially welcome during these times.
May 29, 2021
Twin sisters Renee Mendonca and Rhea Mendonca of Cleveland OH have delivered more than 1000 sanitizer kits and food cans to homeless people living on the streets.
May 16, 2020