Our society loves superheroes. We go to superhero movies, we play superhero games and we get excited every time a superhero swoops in and saves the day. We dream as children that we can fly and something inside us never gives up hope. Well folks, hope never fear because this week we celebrate the true heroes that walk amongst us every day. These are the heroes outside of the cinema. These are the heroes right here in our communities. They’re nurses. The true superheroes.
These nurses are many. They’re the behind the scene saviors that fight to save lives and do. They’re rigorously trained and dedicated to providing us with safety. They study and endure countless years of schooling and master the needed skills then set out to find an area of need. Nurses heal us and we can’t thank them enough.
What if though your favorite superhero was late to save the day? Two people in distress and no one to help save both. This is the unfortunate truth behind these dedicated and amazing professionals. Every day good people aren’t provided with enough community support to help everyone all at once. The challenge we face to provide quality healthcare at a reasonable cost is growing. That makes the continuing shortage of nurses both in the US and globally all that more critical.
In 2030, the middle class will more than double in size, from two billion today to 4.9 billion. Yet, with rising expectations for access to quality and affordable healthcare. The demand for these great heroes becomes that much greater.
So let’s thank these wonderful humans. Leverage this week (May 6-12) to gain awareness and show support to these incredible individuals. Join us and help provide medicine to locations that need help. Support local nursing organizations and honor these vital professionals. It’s comforting to know that caring and compassion are alive and well and that nurses through our country, and around the world, live these hero lives and support us day to day.
“When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them, but I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me, and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.” Donna Wilk Cardillo
Not all superheroes wear capes.