Pamela Orlando, RN

Age: 56 Died: April 16, 2020 New City, NY USA Profession: Emergency room nurse at The Valley Hospital She was a hero to her sons, 23 and 16, whom she raised after their father left their lives when they were young. She was a hero to her sisters, a friend and guide who always made them…

Lisa Ewald, RN

Born: April 4, 1966 Died: April 1, 2020 Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Registered Nurse Juleen Miller remembers the last time she saw her friend Lisa Ewald, a nurse at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.  It was three weeks ago, and they met at Secret Recipes Family Dining in Taylor for breakfast. Miller had no way…

Theresa Lococo

  Age 68 Died: March 2020 Brooklyn, NY, NY USA Pediatric nurse and Brooklyn “legend,” 48-year medical veteran Theresa Lococo, was among the latest local health care workers to die from the coronavirus, too, according to her son and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Lococo’s son, Anthony Lococo, 41, wept as he told The Post on…

Patricia Frieson, RN

Born: aprox 1958 Died: March 23, 2020 Chicago, Illinois A 61-year-old woman has become the first COVID-19 related death in Illinois. Patricia Frieson, of Chicago, died late Monday night at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the medical examiner. Frieson was a retired floor nurse and a traveling nurse, who was educated in Arkansas. She lived…

Introduction

I’ve been a registered nurse in critical care, emergency, and community nursing for 34 years. This is a devastating and challenging time for those on the forefront today. It is important to put a face to the true heroes and create an awareness about the seriousness of what is happening. If you have a loved…

Judy Wilson-Griffin

Born: UNK Died: March 20, 2020 St. Louis, MO, USA Profession: Registered Nurse Judy was the first person in the St. Louis region to succumb to COVID-19. “Judy Wilson-Griffin was a beloved member of our family. Our hearts break for her family and friends and we will keep them in our prayers as we cope…

Kious Kelly, RN

Born: Lansing, Michigan Died:  March 24, 2020   New York, New York, USA Profession: Registered Nurse The 48-year-old assistant nurse manager at Mount Sinai West, may have been the first New York City nurse to die from the virus. He texted his sister on March 18 with some devastating news: He had tested positive for the…