by Deborah Wexler
In these unthinkable times, we are being reminded of the fragility of life. As we try to absorb the news, the uncertainty affects our day cycles, sleep cycles, mental health, income and, in some cases, causes severe hardship.
Some of us are lucky to be at home with our families. However, due to travel restrictions, some of our colleagues are stranded, away from home, and some are in the front lines interpreting for the sick and service personnel.
To our colleagues that are safe at home and away from the front lines, our help is needed. We can help, for example, with donations and distance-volunteering for the local, domestic or international organizations more impacted by this deadly COVID-19 pandemic who are caring for the sick and soon will be helping those individuals suffering from extreme hardship.
Huge sacrifices are being made by many in this pandemic-impacted world. To all medical staff, care givers, service providers, medical interpreters, we want to convey our tremendous admiration and heartfelt gratitude.