The outbreak of the coronavirus has, for many, become an opportunity to do good where much good is needed. One nurse in Rochester, NY – who decided to assist with coronavirus testing in spite of her own underlying condition – is having just such an experience.

“I’ve been an RN for more than 40 years,” she says. “I made a commitment to the work, and I had to do the right thing.”

Her work on the front lines has brought her into contact with individuals all over New York state – from the Upper West Side to Hastings-on-Hudson; from private homes to nursing homes – and she’s tested folks whose ages run the gamut from 18 months to 90 years.

“I didn’t fully realize how anxious I was until…[s]eeing all these nurses volunteering, it struck me that when everyone else is running away, nurses are there.”

Read more about this nurse’s experience swabbing on the front lines here.