Quote from Pepperandeggs
Wow. Just wow. That is amazing. However, am I wrong to think she's a little crazy?
Many local NYC television news shows covered this story including interviews with the woman in question. Some called her a "hospital ER worker" so one did not at once know she was a nurse, but that is not really here nor there.
To a one the news anchor persons covering the story were flat out flabbergasted and heaped praise on the nurse for her dedication and determination to report for duty on schedule "storm of the century" or not. Anyone who has seen local NYC television news knows those reporters aren't shy about making comments (good, bad, snide, etc...) about stories covered. However this one is being listed along with others as part of the countless acts of bravery and heroism show by many in the affected areas.
Ironically one hears more snide/offhand remarks from those *in* the healthcare profession than from the general public.
Considering how much damage TS Sandy caused in the NJ/NYC area alone including nearly 100 deaths and countless injuries what would have happened if a majority of nurses and doctors simply didn't show up? If this nurse's hospital had been damaged during the storm and or lost power as Bellevue, NYU-Langone, Coney Island and several other NJ/LI and NYC facilities every available hand would have been required for patient evacuation.