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As frontline health care professionals against the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses are the true heroes who risk everything to care for patients.

In Houston, an ICU nurse who worked 15-hours per day at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic has been rewarded a brand new car. Truly an awesome day for this well-deserved nurse. Here is the story from Chron.

Described as a “guardian angel” and a hero, Houston ICU nurse Christie Purviance has often worked 15-hour days to help COVID-19 patients at Memorial Hermann Hospital Northeast Hospital.  Now, she’s being honored for her selfless dedication with a new Mazda MX-5 Miata, as a special “thank you” for extraordinary efforts in the pandemic.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” Purviance told Chron. “It’s definitely surreal. I never pictured anything like this would happen. I’m one of the thousands of nurses that deserve this recognition.”

When Purviance’s sister heard about the Mazda Heroes program, she nominated her for the award. Then, the stars aligned and Purviance became one of the 50 winners and was rewarded with the 100th Anniversary Special Edition Miata.

Beyond the Mazda Heroes award, Purviance also has received two Daisy Awards, which recognizes compassionate care and exemplary service in nursing.

Read the full story of this news here.

During this time of fear and stress, practicing nurses have worked long shifts. The physical and mental exhaustion, lack of knowledge, and in many cases, lack of skills to care for patients can lead to disciplinary action.

If you are an RN or an LVN in Houston who faces any accusation, complaints, allegations, or even disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), please contact Houston nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or you may email him at Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.