“I said: send me, let me go, I want to do this." - Ashley Garcia, COVID ICU Nurse
Tejana and healthcare hero, Ashley Garcia, is a nurse who, early in career and at the height of the pandemic, volunteered to work in COVID Intensive Care Units of hospitals throughout the country. In addition to sharing stories from the ICU, Ashley talks about how being a part of a team and having a self-care routine got her through difficult times while she caring for others. She also talks about getting married to her long-time love in a drive-thru wedding where guests were able to drop off gifts and receive their packaged dinner while enjoying music by a Selena impersonator - a time of joy and celebration during the toughest days of the pandemic.
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