Betsy St. Clair, a West Chester resident and a nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has been on the front line of the COVID-19 fight in Philadelphia since the cases of the deadly virus first started to emerge, writes Neil Geoghegan for PA Prep Live.
Her heroic efforts have not gone unnoticed by those around her. On April 19, her husband, West Chester Rustin teacher and head football coach Mike St. Clair, family, friends, and neighbors illuminated the neighborhood where she lives and surprised the dedicated medical worker with a celebration just for her.
“I was completely caught off-guard,” said Betsy. “They had the road lit up with luminaries. They had a big screen with video with messages from my family.”
The neighborhood festivities with masks and strict social distancing had a simple goal: to honor and thank one of many essential healthcare workers who risk their lives every day in service to others.
“I’ve never been through anything close to what Betsy’s been through,” said her husband. “She is a lot stronger than I am. She is certainly the rock of our family.”
Read more about Betsy St. Clair at PA Prep Live here.