Amanda G.

Amanda G. is hard at work!

July 24, 2020

We recently checked in with our recipient Amanda G. and wanted to share how she is doing with you all.

The 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony trip that Chive Charities surprised Amanda with at last years Green Gala event,  has been postponed until 2021 due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Amanda will be patiently waiting for 2021’s event!

"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!

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!"

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