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In the Philippines, distant areas don’t have easy access to medical care so healthcare workers bring services to these people. They encounter dangerous terrains, river waters, and rebel threats out of sworn duty. They go extended periods without seeing their families but find themselves a new home in these remote communities. As if the current challenges aren’t enough, our healthcare workers face another danger, COVID-19.

Men and women in healthcare are accustomed to risking their lives for the welfare of their communities. Many of our heroes are going above and beyond, like this Atlanta nurse practitioner, Dakoyoia Billie. She left her home in Atlanta, Georgia for volunteer service in New York City just as COVID-19 cases were exponentially increasing. Along with risking her own personal safety, she also puts her family on the line: being a wife and mother of four young children, including seven-month-old twins.

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Rey Palmares

Rey Palmares

Writing should be one part informative and one part entertaining. It's what differentiates a generic piece of text from a well-written article. Rey Palmares dedicates much of his time to fine-tune that craft, juggling the joys and frustrations of writing with those of his law school life outside of the office. He's making it work so far.
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