Hoopers Meet Heroes: Hornets’ Terry Rozier and UNC’s Dr. Olga Otter
The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now.
In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier chatted with Dr. Olga Otter, an emergency medicine physician in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who is now treating patients with COVID-19. Dr. Otter is a breast cancer survivor and previously served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy, where she treated a squadron of thousands, and was part of a team that led relief, search and rescue missions after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Healthcare professionals like Dr. Otter need our help. So many of them are facing an imminent shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment), especially in cities that are either bracing for or currently enduring surges in COVID-19 cases. The lack of PPE in medical facilities—including safety goggles, N95 masks, face shields and gowns—remains a serious concern in this global crisis. Those on the frontlines need this gear to stay safe and healthy while continuing to help patients who are battling this virus.
Please visit GetUsPPE.org to donate.
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