Nordstrand Black - June 2020

L AW Y E R S F O R J U S T I C E

PERSONAL INJURY LAW JOURNAL

805-962-2022

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JUNE 2020

PAYING FORWARD KINDNESS

SHOWING UP FOR OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY

In the last couple of months as the pace has slowed and we’ve had more time at home, I’ve had time to pause and think about how great it feels to be there for one another. After the Montecito mudslides in 2018, we received an outpouring of support from our community. We feel so grateful that during that scary and uncertain time, people wanted to help. Now, during this pandemic, we have the opportunity to pay forward the kindness we were shown. The first personal experience we had with COVID-19 was my brother’s friend, Gregg Garfield, who fought for his life after contracting the virus. Gregg’s condition turned very serious very quickly. He was on a ventilator and underwent numerous procedures to save his life. His family was told he had a 1% chance of survival. Thanks to his own perseverance and the amazing doctors and nurses who stood by his side and fought with him, he pulled through. Now, however, due to other conditions caused by the virus, he begins the long road to recovery and will need intensive rehabilitation. After hearing Gregg’s story, we didn’t hesitate to contribute to the GoFundMe page that Gregg’s sister, Stephanie, established. If you’re interested in learning more about Gregg’s story, you can go to GoFundMe.com/f/gregg- garfield-beats-covid-fundraiser. I’ve been proud to see how my children responded when confronted with fallout from the virus to help those in their communities. My son, Shane, and his coworkers didn’t hesitate to provide relief for one of

Grandson helps make lunches for the homeless

the workers in their office building. This sweet woman worked on the cleaning staff and was laid off as a result of the pandemic. Shane and his coworkers knew she was struggling financially and had young children to support, so they pooled their resources and raised thousands of dollars for her and her family. They brought her the check in person and shared a touching moment from a distance. In Arizona, my daughter, Jen, and her family put together food packages for people experiencing homelessness in their area. Each bag had a handwritten message of encouragement on it to bring hope into people’s lives. Our local hospitals are mobilizing to help, too. As chair of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, I had the privilege to present our board with the opportunity to partner with Cottage Hospital in a digital fundraising appeal focused on the COVID-19 pandemic to create an emergency response fund. This fund will support comprehensive emergency care and preparedness at Cottage Health, allow the health system to acquire vital

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