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Healthcare workers are in the spotlight these days and getting recognized for their sacrifices during the pandemic. But for so many of them, that recognition is long overdue. On Kind World, we’ve had the chance to tell the stories of doctors, nurses, therapists and other medical staff who have gone above and beyond their responsibilities to bring compassion and kindness to their patients during their hardest days. Here are a few of our favorites:

She Remembers It All

Melody Cunningham, left, and Rosemary Jensen recently greeted each other after meeting in person for the first time in 10 years. (Hadley Green/WBUR)
Melody Cunningham, left, and Rosemary Jensen recently greeted each other after meeting in person for the first time in 10 years. (Hadley Green/WBUR)

When Rosemary Jensen's feisty 6-year-old son was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, his doctor earned their trust in a way few could. This story was produced by Erika Lantz.

Aubree's Songs

Jason and LaWanda Rosenberger smile as they pose for a family portrait with their baby, Aubree Lynn Rosenberger, at the NICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. (Courtesy of Kristy Williams, Dimples Photography Atlanta)
Jason and LaWanda Rosenberger smile as they pose for a family portrait with their baby, Aubree Lynn Rosenberger, at the NICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. (Courtesy of Kristy Williams, Dimples Photography Atlanta)

Baby Aubree was born nearly three months early and was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder. One of her therapists helped her mother record songs to play to Aubree when her parents are away.  This story was produced by Andrea Asuaje.

The Patient

Rick van Pelt and Linda Kenney (Courtesy of Rick van Pelt)
Rick van Pelt and Linda Kenney (Courtesy of Rick van Pelt)

It was supposed to be a routine procedure. But after a surgery went awry, both patient and doctor somehow found the strength and courage to forgive. This story was produced by Erika Lantz.

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