These are without a doubt difficult times and we hope you are staying safe and healthy. As an ER doctor, life has been much different in the hospital during the pandemic

I just wanted to say hey to our RFW family! These are without a doubt difficult times and we hope you are staying safe and healthy. As an ER doctor, life has been much different in the hospital during the pandemic but life at home, fortunately, has not changed much. My wife and I still go to work in the hospital and our time off is spent with our 4-month-old baby girl Francesca aka “Frankie Lou” and our furry son Stanley. We realize, however, for many, life has changed dramatically. We are thinking especially of those seniors who did not get to celebrate graduation, those with postponed weddings, and those who may have lost a loved one without a proper goodbye. It goes without saying that a lockdown can affect us all mentally and physically. As social isolation continues, be aware of your personal health and make sure to take time to exercise, catch up with family and old friends, and pick up a new hobby or start a new project. Share with us your new projects, ventures, and interests. One thing for certain I have learned in this pandemic is family matters most. Check-in on your loved ones and look for ways to lend a helping hand. As healthcare workers, we appreciate all you do to keep yourself and others safe.

Dr. Jake Capito, ER Doc & RFW Volunteer