My name is Lucy Khong; I am a Registered Nurse for the New York Presbyterian hospital system. I work with some of the most amazing, selfless, and intelligent humans on earth. We work on an Intensive Care Unit that specializes in cardiac surgeries for pediatrics (in short, we fix the broken hearts of babies and children). The hospital system has been so strained for healthcare workers, supplies, and equipment. Everyday we’re told contradicting protocols; many of which have been loosened by our government and institutions, all of which leave us feeling less protected. Since the start of this pandemic, we opened our floor to adult Covid positive patients to help take some of the stress off our colleagues working in our adult units. I have worked for 10 years in a medical adult ICU, so i have experience with taking care of an adult population but many of my colleagues have not. It is a scary and emotional time as we are all trying to figure out how to do our jobs to the best of our abilities given the little resources we have. We’re physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. A lot of us have completely isolated ourselves from our family and loved ones because we are afraid of exposing them. We, ourselves, do not know if we will get sick and be able to see them again. We have no relief at work or in our homes. Many of us have started taking housing away from home to do what we can, to keep our own families safe while still continuing to do what we need to in order to save as many lives as possible. A lot of us have gotten sick from lack of PPE, but we are still standing, still pushing through. We all go through waves of emotions. All of the emotions one person feels throughout an entire lifetime but it’s happening at once and I am sure once this is all over and we have the time to take a breather, the flood gates will come pouring out of us. The outpour of love and support that we have received from the public, restaurants and organizations like yourself, has been overwhelming for us. I know I can speak for all of us when I say Thank You, for thinking of us in a time where we may feel that our employers, management, and government has failed us.