For most of us, life slowed down after the coronavirus hit—but some of us were called to action. Our Love Takes Action series features the stories of those who stepped up when their communities were struggling. Chrissy Desimone from Long Island, NY, is one of those special people. She has been a Practice Office Coordinator for Northwell Pediatrics for 25 years.
When COVID-19 hit she volunteered at Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Tranquility Tent, which was created to provide vital care, wellness resources, and a safe space where her coworkers could go to lift their spirits and feel cared for, too. Chrissy’s daily goal is to make sure that every passerby gets a warm greeting, a smile, and experiences a bit of laughter.
Like the others featured in our Love Takes Action series, we recognized her courage and heart with a gift allowing her to continue to give back to her community. We honored Chrissy’s efforts by donating to the Brave of Heart Fund and to Northwell Health (Peconic Bay Medical Center) in her name. See her story in the newest episode of our #LoveTakesAction series here.
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