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Acadiana shines a light in support of healthcare workers on the front lines

Posted at 9:52 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 23:14:57-04

Across Acadiana people are "Sharing the Light" to show support for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We just wanted to show our support for those that are working the front lines, the emergency rooms, my delivering buddies," Aundria Cannon said.

Cannon is a nurse practitioner at Southern OBGYN. Tonight she was outside with her family, shining a light, as a thank you to those on the front lines. Her neighbor, Bonnie Robert Will, helped spearhead Acadiana's "Share the Light" event.

"Those small things you can do, on a Friday night, especially Good Friday to honor the people making sacrifices, they're actually there in harms way," Will said.

Lights were shining in their neighborhood and in those across Acadiana. A small gesture, but a big show of support.

"They're telling the doctors that they're really important and they offer them other kinds of help, like spiritual help and appreciation," Dr. Susana Lim said.

"We don't think of ourselves as heroes when you're a healthcare worker. It's either your calling or it's just what you do. It's an honor that people are thinking that highly of us," Cannon added.

"At this difficult time everyone should come to help out one another," said Dr. Lim. "At the end of this we are all one family."