The Coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on healthcare workers. Doctors, nurses, and frontline workers have been going above and beyond to take care of those who have fallen ill with the virus, even sacrificing their own safety in the process. Throughout the world, we have seen a huge outpouring of love and appreciation for these workers, and this shows no sign of slowing down. Last week, late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel surprised a Nurse from Philly, along with native Kevin Hart.
Natasha Lewis has been labeled Jimmy Kimmel’s latest #HealthCareHero, and she truly deserves it. The mother of four works at a health center in Germantown which cares for the undeserved, those who may not have health insurance or limited access to healthcare. Natasha loves her job, and said to Kimmel, “I love my work. I’ve been a registered nurse for over 10 years. I love educating. I love taking care of my patients when they are well and when they are sick.”
On top of the service she does while working, Natasha also prints t-shirts that honor healthcare workers and recognize them as superheroes. During her time on the show, she wore one of her shirts that had the Superman logo on it, saying “Nurse Natasha.” Lastly, as a way to give back, Natasha holds an annual coat drive in Philly during the winter months. She is most deserving of love, appreciation, and recognition!
After talking with Jimmy Kimmel for a few minutes, Kevin Hart tuned in to show Natasha just how much he appreciates all that she has done and what she is continuing to do for the community. Hart said, “I think for the city of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love to have individuals like yourself and the team like the one that you have that are doing positive things like that you know, that’s as dope as dope can be to me. So this is a big moment for me too.”
Natasha was gifted $10,000 from Beyond Meat, and the company is also giving meals to Natasha’s nursing unit. Lastly, Beyond Meat is donating one million burgers to Feeding America, an organization that Kevin Hart supports.