Mana Threads Essential Worker Appreciation: Alisa Case

Mana Threads Essential Worker Appreciation: Alisa Case

by Amelia Leme May 20, 2020 0 Comments

Mana Threads Essential Worker Appreciation: Alisa Case

Every Tuesday, Mana Threads will be highlighting some of the essential workers within our Mana Threads community. These ladies are courageous, hardworking, selfless, and inspiring. Read more about our Essential Worker Appreciation program here.

This is Alisa Case's story.

Who are you and what do you do for work?

My name is Alisa Case and I am a Pediatric Nurse. 

 

What has been the hardest part of being an essential worker and working on the frontline during COVID-19?

I think the hardest thing is the worry of taking it home to my family, the stress of knowing I would be a source to them, or alternatively to my patients.


What has been the most rewarding part of being an essential worker and working on the frontline during COVID-19?

The parts that are rewarding about my job haven’t changed. I still get to make kids feel seen and heard in their treatment and illness. I get to walk hard roads with families. I get to celebrate being cancer-free, getting to eat, and getting to go home for the first time. And I get to hold the hands of those hearing their child’s cancer diagnosis, that their kid won’t be able to eat, or those who won’t go home again. I am allowed into the painful, terrible, and beautiful moments of people’s lives. I get to try to make a difference in how it’s experienced for them.


Name three things you can't wait to do once states open back up?

I can’t wait to be able to see my mother who lives in another state. And for my son to be able to see his grandparents. He asks all the time.


Tell us a little bit about yourself, outside of work.

I am really enjoying hiking and gardening with my son, running, and baking.

 

What is one thing you would like to share with everyone?

Have the hard conversations with your loved ones about your and their wishes for their healthcare and life-saving measures. This is something we should have always been doing but it is even more important now. And it is something that is often a changing discussion. Don’t regret not knowing what they want if it comes to needing to know. Have discussions about the quality of life. And do it with love.

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Show your appreciation with us
Mana Threads created a virtual thank you card for all of you to be able to personally thank them. Giving thanks, along with words of encouragement, helps them stay strong while they continue to help this country and everyone in it. 
We hope you join us in celebrating the essential workers within all of our communities. 
Thanks again for supporting Mana Threads and our Essential Workers. 

 




Amelia Leme
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