"Great to hear from you! I got notice from the organizers of the trip that the ceremony has been postponed until 2021. They offered a refund or to transfer our experience to next year, which is what I opted for.
I am still working at the hospital! Connecticut got hit pretty hard initially since we are so close to New York, and a lot of New Yorkers were leaving the city and traveling into Connecticut. Yale is the largest hospital system in the state so we were seeing a lot of COVID positive patients. Luckily none of my pediatric oncology kids tested positive for COVID. As employees, we are able to get tested every 4 weeks. Luckily though, the infection rates in Connecticut continue to drop!
Also, because in person support groups have stopped due to COVID, I have been running a virtual reality support group that patients can participate in from home! It's been going great so far... Yale was even featured in the Teen Cancer America Newsletter! https://teencanceramerica.org/community-stories/health-professional/using-vr-to-facilitate-support-groups/
How are you guys doing? I think about you guys often... in fact, every day when I put my prosthetic leg on to go to work at the hospital, I think of you guys and how grateful I am to continue to be able to do my job in these difficult times.
Thank you!! KCCO!"