Just watching the daily Presidential presser and a question was asked about people applauding medical personnel outside hospitals to show their appreciation. Mike Pence decided to give his two cents and, well, it might have been one of the most moving moments in these pressers.
He mentioned how the medical community are America's warriors in this. How much they sacrifice. How much they put themselves at danger and how they act as not only caretakers for their patients but also family, as no visitors can come in to see their loved ones.
The VP relayed a story of how many nurses are using their cell phones to allow patients to talk or videotalk with their loved ones to say goodbye before the patient dies. Pence's voice cracked several times and the emotion was easy to feel and understand.
Pence then said tomorrow starts Holy Week and during this sacred time people should be praying for all in the medical community for what they are doing to help keep their fellow Americans alive and well or comfortable towards the end.
I am not religious but I agree wholeheartedly with Pence here. Say a prayer for all these brave American medical warriors and do all you can not to use supplies that these people need. If medical professionals get sick or die, there won't be anyone to save lives, so we all have to do our part to protect these people as they fight for us.
His two minute answer to the question touched me. It was such a change of pace from the lack of empathy, lack of sympathy, petulantance and angry tone that Trump mostly displays because Trump is incapable of showing such emotions due to his personality traits of narcissism, ego and self love.
Speaking as a parent of a child who successfully fought off cancer, I learned decades ago how wonderful the nurses and doctors are that are there to save lives. I practically lived at Mass General once a week for six months while my son went through chemo. The love I have in my heart for these people who care for others and save lives has no bounds.
I applaud them all and also, you Mr. Vice President for humanizing the situation and bringing to the forefront why we should all play our part so these wonderful doctors, nurses, nursing and medical assistants, ER clerical and data entry people and first responders can play their part and save our lives.