The Two Jess(es) get a chance to chat with their friend and WeSTAT community member, Deirdre Taylor, about working on the front lines of COVID in New York City as a travel nurse for the last two months. Deirdre details her experience working with some of the hardest hit populations in NYC, her reasons for going, and how her family managed in her absence.
This is a hero's story within another hero's story. Deirdre shares her life long search for a fire fighter that had pulled her from a burning building as a child. While Deirdre spent the past weeks fighting for sick patients lives, she was rewarded with the phone number for HER fire fighter...after all these years.
Deirdre Taylor resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two amazing children. She’s a former Army helicopter pilot who became a registered nurse after deciding to leave the military to focus on starting a family. She has spent the majority of her nursing career working in the Emergency Departments of busy, Level 1 trauma centers.