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2021-02-20Interviewee: Toni Downs Interviewer: Alisha Downs Date: 03/19/2021 Location (Interviewee): Augusta, Kansas Location (Interviewer): Augusta, Kansas Transcriber: Alisha Downs Abstract: Toni Downs is the Director of Surgical Services, the Cath Lab, and Endoscopy at Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. She is 64 and has been in nursing since she was 21 years old. She has worked there for over a decade now, and has seen many challenges while working there. This pandemic has been the worst she’s seen since being a nurse, but it is not without its blessings. The nursing profession has been strong and fierce in fighting this pandemic and as a director, Toni sees their dedication and strength. When asked what her silver lining is during this pandemic, she immediately goes to nursing. Toni touches on other front line workers that deserve recognition, but she thinks that the pandemic has caused people to pay more attention to the hard work nurses do for their community. She sees being a nurse as a caring and rewarding job, and is glad other people are starting to see it too.
2020-04-17Photograph of a commemorative lawn sign distributed to seniors at Pierce High School, mirroring a nationwide trend of honoring high school graduates with innovate projects that adhered to social distancing guidelines. Oftentimes, projects like this were employed to provide a sense of normalcy not only to graduating seniors but to communities at large.