Listen to the iHeartMedia interview with Virginia Owens, Mercy San Juan RN.
Monday, a large hot rod themed food truck rolled onto the Mercy San Juan Medical Center campus to deliver an unexpected, but much appreciated, gesture of thanks.
Over 800 staff members were treated to lunch catered by Drewski’s gourmet food truck. It was all made possible through a collective effort led by Kerri Dupray, a neighbor of the hospital looking to give back to local health workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dr. Lalchandani and your staff saved my father’s life 15 years ago! We are so grateful for all of you! You’re all our heroes!” said Kerri.
Kerri rallied family and friends to pitch in to be able to provide lunch for Mercy San Juan staff and worked with Andrew Blaskovich, Drewski’s food truck owner, who generously provided the meals at a large discount to support this cause stating, ‘It was the right thing to do.’
“Right now our home life is challenged through the shelter in place order and at work we’re confronted with a completely unprecedented crisis and so the support of our colleagues and leaders has been critical but we would’ve never expected an outpouring of community support like how we’ve received and we can’t thank everyone enough – it’s what keeps us going. We do it all for you,” said Virginia Owens, Mercy San Juan RN.