Frontline Hero Project- Covid19 Pandemic 2020- The Owen Family
Through all this I’ve felt so helpless! As my many friends gear up every single day to battle the frontlines of this pandemic, I sit at home trying to find things to occupy my time. With no booked sessions Ive searched for ways to satisfy my need for being creative. I knew I needed to do something… something that lights my soul on fire. But what?
After weeks of not shooting I woke up on April 2nd 2020 and it HIT ME! My feelings of wanting to help and show appreciation combined with needing an artistic outlet made for the perfect recipe to start the The Frontline Hero Project.
Heroes don’t wear capes… they wear scrubs, uniforms, badges, tools on their belts, and yes even Costco name tags!
I am thankful for all of you out there risking everything. You all are true heroes and I appreciate you!
Thank you now… thank you forever. You guys make the difference!
The Owen Family
Critical Care Nurse/ Construction Worker/ High School Senior
Who would’ve thought that I would be here telling you all to stay at home in order to stay safe. Meanwhile, I head to the only place that I can guarantee is definitely not safe. We are all trying to just keep our heads above water at this point.
My husband builds schools and he still goes to work M-F leaving at 3:30am and gets home just in time to make dinner for the family when I am at work. The show must go on for him and his job. Meanwhile with me working at a hospital we knew we would be some of the Essential workers that continued to work through this Global Pandemic.
I have been a Critical Care nurse for 14 years and charge nurse the last few years of this. I knew I had to prepare for the worse. I would be called upon to use the skills I have practiced and use everyday in my career but now do it all while trying to protect myself from this highly contagious Covid-19, a little stressful; but I won’t give up fighting the fight for my patients and my coworkers.
We also have a senior “Joey” who is also preparing for his worse; of hearing the phrases “school is cancelled” and “you have played your last baseball game”. My poor son who has waited his entire life to be a Senior and to play varsity baseball while the scouts watch from the sidelines. To attend Prom and experience Grad Night and finally the Rite of Passage…. Graduation. All to be gone or postponed until a “later” date when it is safe to actually be within 6 feet of others. So now instead of him planning what he’s going to wearing to Prom he is planning his daily agenda of what’s he going to be homeschooling my littles ones.
The littles ones; Austin and Jaxson luckily are not as effected by this quarantine but they are pretty disappointed that they are not able to play little league this year. Last year my Austin got his arm broken before the start of the season and only
got to play in 3 games. He was so excited this year to finally play but that has also come to a halt. My biggest fear Is contracting Covid and bringing it home to my family. My parents were my babysitters while my husband and I work but now they are on self quarantine inside their house until this is all over, so my Senior is now my Kids teachers and biggest supporters meanwhile we are all staying strong for each at this time.
This too shall pass but until then we will keep fighting the fight. We are thankful for all our blessings; our families and friends and to everyone that has supported us through this time as we continue to help others.