Oakland County Nurse Headed To Work Gets Hero's Sendoff [VIDEO]

WWJ News
April 07, 2020 - 3:32 pm

(WWJ) A special sendoff for a nurse treating COVID-19 patients in Oakland County.

West Bloomfield nurse sendoff
(Photo: Peter Ginopolis/Facebook)
People in West Bloomfield's Cass Lake Woods neighborhood gathered at 6 a.m. Tuesday, rang bells and cheered as Cassandra Ginopolis, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Henry Ford West Bloomfield, headed off to work.

Shouts of "We love you," "Have a great shift," and "You're our hero!" could be heard amid other words of encouragement, whoops and applause.

Peter Ginopolis said that more than 30 people were there to show his wife their support. "Thank you for making her tough day easier! Best neighbors and friends ever!!!!!!!!" he wrote on Facebook.

Ginopolis is just one of many health care workers getting the hero treatment amid the COVID-19 crisis.

People across metro Detroit are tying white ribbons on trees outside their homes to show support for first responders and medical professionals working round the clock, risking their lives to fight the battle against coronavirus

Meanwhile, as we could use a lot more help, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging nurses and doctors to bring their skills to Michigan. “I am grateful for the health care professionals who are on the front lines of this pandemic every single day, but these brave men and women can’t do it alone,” Whitmer said. “That’s why we are asking nurses, doctors, and qualified health care professionals across the country to bring their expertise to our state to combat this virus. If we work together, we can slow the spread and save lives.” Do you have health care training and want to help? Click here to find out how.