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(JSOnline)   58-year-old respiratory therapist, "the COVID ass-kicker", worked three jobs fighting the virus despite her own risk factors - RIP and thank you for your service   (jsonline.com) divider line
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2021-01-13 3:11:00 PM  
She said Milligan always worked the third shift at All Saints, doing 10-hour overnight shifts seven nights in a row, and then would work at other hospitals.

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Folk said Milligan was determined to keep working, even though she suffered from diabetic neuropathy in her feet, a type of nerve damage that can cause disabling pain.
"She'd come home and she'd say her feet hurt so bad, and somebody would give her a foot rub," Folk said. "And she'd get up 12 hours later and go right back at it."


There is something seriously wrong with things when someone has to work 7 days a week with disabling pain. At 3 different jobs. Is this 2021 or is this 1886? Why is it heroic to work yourself into death? It's tragic beyond belief.
 
2021-01-13 4:54:32 PM  
Thank you, Mary Milligan. Rest in Peace.
 
2021-01-13 4:58:12 PM  
...it's awfully dusty in here...

/in pace requescat
 
2021-01-13 5:00:15 PM  
Hero tag well earned.

Hell, give her a statue when this is all over.
 
2021-01-13 5:01:03 PM  
Dang it, and a Packer fan too.

/Go Pack Go
//I'll raise a beer in her honor this weekend
 
2021-01-13 5:02:47 PM  

Nadie_AZ: She said Milligan always worked the third shift at All Saints, doing 10-hour overnight shifts seven nights in a row, and then would work at other hospitals.

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Folk said Milligan was determined to keep working, even though she suffered from diabetic neuropathy in her feet, a type of nerve damage that can cause disabling pain.
"She'd come home and she'd say her feet hurt so bad, and somebody would give her a foot rub," Folk said. "And she'd get up 12 hours later and go right back at it."

There is something seriously wrong with things when someone has to work 7 days a week with disabling pain. At 3 different jobs. Is this 2021 or is this 1886? Why is it heroic to work yourself into death? It's tragic beyond belief.


Depends if she was doing it because she was awesome or if she was doing it so she had juuuust enough money for rent and the occasional meal.
 
2021-01-13 5:05:50 PM  

Nadie_AZ: She said Milligan always worked the third shift at All Saints, doing 10-hour overnight shifts seven nights in a row, and then would work at other hospitals.

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Folk said Milligan was determined to keep working, even though she suffered from diabetic neuropathy in her feet, a type of nerve damage that can cause disabling pain.
"She'd come home and she'd say her feet hurt so bad, and somebody would give her a foot rub," Folk said. "And she'd get up 12 hours later and go right back at it."

There is something seriously wrong with things when someone has to work 7 days a week with disabling pain. At 3 different jobs. Is this 2021 or is this 1886? Why is it heroic to work yourself into death? It's tragic beyond belief.


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2021-01-13 5:06:58 PM  
Heroic work, such a sad way to end her story. I hope her family finds peace .
 
2021-01-13 5:09:17 PM  
Too bad this is getting so little attention.

RIP
 
2021-01-13 5:13:12 PM  
This glass of scotch after working in the covid vax clinic today is for you, Madam Badass. Enjoy those fluffy clouds and your 72 Fabios.
 
2021-01-13 5:13:20 PM  
And yet Trump.
 
2021-01-13 5:13:22 PM  
Thanks, lady.
 
2021-01-13 5:15:06 PM  
Kick a Covidiot in the nuts for her.
 
2021-01-13 5:16:34 PM  

kb7rky: ...it's awfully dusty in here...

/in pace requescat


Came to say this. I don't believe Heaven exists but I hope it does, simply because this woman really seems like she deserves to be there.
 
2021-01-13 5:17:15 PM  
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2021-01-13 5:21:16 PM  
Sometimes charity begins at home and perhaps she should have focused on her own well-being and protection. Think of all the people she can no longer help because she pushed treating people right now while having risk factors. If she would have stayed at home until she could be vaccinated, she could have been available to provide services for years to come and saved lives. I understand her choice, but ultimately does the efforts she did the past year, outweigh the good she could have provided for the next few years or decades.
 
2021-01-13 5:34:46 PM  
But don't we dare call them racists, because that's why Trump got elected.
 
2021-01-13 5:46:28 PM  

Daedalus27: Sometimes charity begins at home and perhaps she should have focused on her own well-being and protection. Think of all the people she can no longer help because she pushed treating people right now while having risk factors. If she would have stayed at home until she could be vaccinated, she could have been available to provide services for years to come and saved lives. I understand her choice, but ultimately does the efforts she did the past year, outweigh the good she could have provided for the next few years or decades.


Some people are selfless. They don't think the way you describe above. They just do not.
 
2021-01-13 5:51:19 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: But don't we dare call them racists, because that's why Trump got elected.


I dont understand
 
2021-01-13 6:35:56 PM  

skrewewe: CordycepsInYourBrain: But don't we dare call them racists, because that's why Trump got elected.

I dont understand


I'm gonna go with Russian troll bot on that comment.

https://wmdcenter.ndu.edu/Publication​s​/Publication-View/Article/2422660/soci​al-media-weaponization-the-biohazard-o​f-russian-disinformation-campaigns/
 
2021-01-13 7:13:12 PM  
And republican congresscritters complain because they're inconvenienced by walking through a metal detector.
 
2021-01-13 7:32:19 PM  

Nadie_AZ: There is something seriously wrong with things when someone has to work 7 days a week with disabling pain. At 3 different jobs. Is this 2021 or is this 1886? Why is it heroic to work yourself into death? It's tragic beyond belief.


I don't disagree with you in any way about the need to work 7 days a week.  However...

The strongest examples of heroism is always hand in hand with tragedy.  The heroics is not just in the act of selflessness but what we lose with the sacrifice.   We are enriched by this woman dedication and sacrificed and diminished in her loss.
 
2021-01-13 7:51:52 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: But don't we dare call them racists, because that's why Trump got elected.


I haven't run into a respiratory therapist yet that I have had to call a racist.
 
2021-01-13 8:05:44 PM  
She should be Time magazine's Person of the Year.  RIP
 
2021-01-13 8:35:00 PM  
Not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need because Americans are such dumbasses.
 
2021-01-13 8:38:02 PM  
This is why Trump has to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to more golfers.
 
2021-01-13 8:43:18 PM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: Nadie_AZ: She said Milligan always worked the third shift at All Saints, doing 10-hour overnight shifts seven nights in a row, and then would work at other hospitals.

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Folk said Milligan was determined to keep working, even though she suffered from diabetic neuropathy in her feet, a type of nerve damage that can cause disabling pain.
"She'd come home and she'd say her feet hurt so bad, and somebody would give her a foot rub," Folk said. "And she'd get up 12 hours later and go right back at it."

There is something seriously wrong with things when someone has to work 7 days a week with disabling pain. At 3 different jobs. Is this 2021 or is this 1886? Why is it heroic to work yourself into death? It's tragic beyond belief.

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RON PAUL's response as to why government shouldn't be involved in health care is that back in the day(I guess when they used leeches and sawed off limbs at the slightest injury) the community paid for a person's health care through church. So it's pretty depressing that there are people who actually believe the fundraising system is good for us and is the way it should be. Definitely not taxing the billionaires to pay for the poors to get lifesaving treatment, or even for healthcare workers with less than an "M.D." by their name to earn a living wage.
 
2021-01-13 10:47:36 PM  

Froman: Not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need because Americans are such dumbasses.


The hero we shouldn't have needed.
 
2021-01-14 1:02:24 AM  

Froman: Autoerotic Defenestration: Nadie_AZ: She said Milligan always worked the third shift at All Saints, doing 10-hour overnight shifts seven nights in a row, and then would work at other hospitals.

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Folk said Milligan was determined to keep working, even though she suffered from diabetic neuropathy in her feet, a type of nerve damage that can cause disabling pain.
"She'd come home and she'd say her feet hurt so bad, and somebody would give her a foot rub," Folk said. "And she'd get up 12 hours later and go right back at it."

There is something seriously wrong with things when someone has to work 7 days a week with disabling pain. At 3 different jobs. Is this 2021 or is this 1886? Why is it heroic to work yourself into death? It's tragic beyond belief.

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RON PAUL's response as to why government shouldn't be involved in health care is that back in the day(I guess when they used leeches and sawed off limbs at the slightest injury) the community paid for a person's health care through church. So it's pretty depressing that there are people who actually believe the fundraising system is good for us and is the way it should be. Definitely not taxing the billionaires to pay for the poors to get lifesaving treatment, or even for healthcare workers with less than an "M.D." by their name to earn a living wage.


Uh, they let you do it instead of actually having insurance under the ACA. Those freaking "christian share" plans were allowed in lieu of private insurance.

Man, Obama meant well, but that shiat was a mess.
 
2021-01-14 7:34:02 AM  
So this is not one of the thousands of deaths that doctors falsely claim are due to covid so they can get more money as an acquaintance of mine claimed just yesterday. Godammit so much. It's all about the money he said.
 
2021-01-14 8:27:32 AM  
"Milligan was "almost always working with the COVID patients," even though she could have chosen not to, Mellert said - others were able to get medically excused from caring for COVID patients. "

Which makes this woman as much of a hero as anyone could be.

TFA says she had obesity, asthma, and diabetes. Maybe the hospitals she worked at should have taken that into account when allowing her to sub for other people who had medical excuses.  They'll sure as hell have to figure it out now.
 
2021-01-14 9:05:27 AM  
But why didn't she just STAY HOME?!?!?! Another covidiot. AMIRIGHT?!
 
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