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DOIN' GOOD: Highlighting local nurse during National Nurses Week

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May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses Week.

Nursing is one of a number of professions now referred to as essential workers. The fact is, nurses have always been, from every big city to every little rural town, absolutely essential.

In the face of COVID-19, we've seen nurses emerge even more than before, as people we look to for advice, expertise and compassion.

"I always just had that heart for it. I just love it," LVN at Covenant Health Zaquita Miller said.

This career choice was no mystery to Miller. Her family paved the way to a career she wouldn't change for the world.

"My aunt who's like a second mother, she's a nurse. My grandma was a nurse. My mom is a clinical lab tech," she said.

Nurses week looks a little different this year as health care providers navigate the novel coronavirus. We've seen medical teams worldwide come together to work on a vaccine and treatment, with teamwork key in nursing.

"It's very important to be a part of a team especially right now with the whole situation going on. I feel like it's important to have that camaraderie and be there for each other. It's not just about a paycheck," Miller said. "You have to be caring, you have to have the heart to be there because at the end of the day you're their person."

Nurses are being celebrated in a new way. People from Italy to Hollywood, to right here in Texas, people are lining balconies to clap, even police are lining streets to show support with their sirens.

Flyovers in Dallas, Houston and Lubbock all honoring those who risk their own lives to save ours.

We know lots of people are doing good in the neighborhood. If you know a person or an organization doing some good, we'd love to hear about it. Email us at goodnews@fox34.com.

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