TAMPA BAY, Florida – AdventHealth North Pinella’s intensive care nurse Belinda Spahn and Heather Stegmeier, Head of Infection Control at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, had a big surprise when privateer Rob Gronkowski from Tampa Bay presented the two with personalized video messages and tickets for the big game surprised.
About Belinda: On April 8, 2020, Belinda was accused of caring for the first patient with Covid-19 to be admitted to AdventHealth North Pinellas’ intensive care unit, Charles Thompson. During his time in intensive care, Charles’s condition worsened and he begged Belinda, “Please don’t let me die.” Belinda took care of Charles and prayed and assured him that she was basing herself on his faith. Shortly thereafter, Charles had to be intubated for six days. The AdventHealth North Pinellas care team worked tirelessly to fight for Charles and save his life. After 17 days in the hospital, Charles was sent home – and members of the North Pinellas team made sure it was a joyous opportunity by singing Lean on Me as he was rolled out of the hospital. Click the link to view the Charles Thompson story. [youtube.com]
About Heather: Heather Stegmeier was at the forefront of helping members of the AdventHealth Wesley Chapel hospital team stay safe as they cared for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients at the start of the pandemic. As Infection Control Manager, Heather has played an important role in educating and assisting team members in the procurement and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the pandemic to ensure everyone stays safe and continues to serve the community.
Check out the videos below!
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Rob Gronkowski surprises Belinda with Super Bowl LV tickets
Rob Gronkowski, privateer of Tampa Bay, surprises Heather Stegmeier with Super Bowl LV tickets
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