Heroes at work

A photo story

Gator Mask Occupational Therapist Joyce Severance proudly wears her allegiance to the Gators on her face mask. Louis Brems
AIM UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine has been hosting Facebook Live all-request concerts featuring musicians in residence. Participants make song requests by commenting in the Facebook Live feed, and the requests go to the artists, including Michael Claytor, who play the song if they know it or suggest another if not. Jesse S. Jones
Child Life Child Life Specialist Caroline Erwin teaches 5-year-old Benjamin, a patient at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, how to create art by syringe painting before taking a break for an exciting game of Foosball. Jesse S. Jones
sewing UF College of Dentistry faculty and staff took time from their busy schedules to volunteer to sew face masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment. Jesse S. Jones
lab Researchers at the UF Health Medical Lab – Rocky Point are laser-focused on finding treatments and a possible cure for COVID-19. Jesse S. Jones
cookies Local businesses, including Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza, have donated food for front-line workers during the pandemic. A-Turner Moving & Storage of Gainesville got an excited reception when they showed up with a sweet surprise: 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
CHINAPPE Members of the Chinese community in Gainesville and surrounding areas collected donations of personal protective equipment they then brought to UF Health Physicians. Jesse S. Jones
working UF Health Shands employees work tirelessly to ensure that all areas of the health care system are thoroughly cleaned. Louis Brems