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Hero of the Day
Jeff Prichard – Physician’s Assistant/Veteran – My Dad is always eager to help anywhere and everywhere he may be. That is part of what makes him such a wonderful Physician’s Assistant. Army Green Beret, National Guard Medic, and now a Veteran. All leading to him becoming the PA he is today. He has loved and appreciated by so many in his community. This is just one small way I can thank him for being a wonderful example to follow. To thank him for being a man of God my sister and I can look up to, my adventure partner, and the one always there to clean up scrapes, bruises, heal a sore throat when we were little and the one my family and I love beyond measure! Thank you for all that you do!
Lynn Grove – PCA who always goes above and beyond.
Kristy Richmond – Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens in Mullens. She is one of the youth teen leaders at Emmanuel Baptist Church. She truly works hard for her family.
Edna Ooten – CNA
Jessica Triplett – Heathcare worker and loving mother of two.
Jessie Martin Roberts works as a CNA at Harper Mills in Beckley, she is a mother of 3 beautiful girls and she has 1 grandson..
Tina Friel Nurse at GVMC. She always puts her coworkers first and makes us smile daily. She is the one who always keeps us all together. She never complains and works long hours where she is needed. The patients adore her and so do her coworkers.
LaTisha Cottrell This is my Fiance’ and Hero! She is a CNA at Meadow Garden in Rainelle and is loved by all the Residents and Staff.
Angie Jamison Angie, is my hero. She is a sister, mother, wife, grandmother, a student, friend, and a frontline responder. Angie is a certified nursing assistant (CNA), providing direct care to the residents. Angie is very responsible and passionate about her work. She is also dedicated and has spent 15 years in this role. It’s not easy battling the coronavirus pandemic. She is faced with a grueling workload, unprecedented stress, and witness steep death counts during this pandemic.
Tanya King – CNA at Greenbrier Health Care Center
Lr. Justin Guzman – Sophia City Volunteer Fire Department
7-24-20 April Wright – Genius Health Care.
Christin Dennler – CNA/Mom – Christin is not just your average health care worker. She goes above and beyond for her residents. The empathy and compassion she shows each and everyone she cares for, including her 3 children speaks volumes about her character. She is a very giving person in her everyday life as well as on the outside of these healthcare facilities. I have witnessed her myself raise money for women who have lost a child at birth, give things like clothes or furniture to those who don’t have, and go out of her way to make sure everyone around her is happy and content. She just brings a light into a dark room, is genuine and loving, and just all around a good person whom I feel has never received the recognition for it, but still continues on. And that is a hero in my book.
Jennifer England – P.A. She goes over and beyond to help everyone and is the sweetest lady..
Nathan and Amanda Edwards – Jan-Care workers – Great people in general. Working through this pandemic.
Katelyn Lane – Direct Care Professional at NRVCS – She goes above and beyond for her patients and is a great team player who is loved by her coworkers. She is loved by her clients and they always make her day brighter.
Ben Woodson Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department.
Sarah England PA at RGH. My brother Ricky has down syndrome and she would go up before work and video chat so he could see us. She would also take him snacks.
Morgan Clay – Lead Surgical Assistant at TKR Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. She is a loving wife and mother of two. She is the kindest and most professional you will meet!
Roger Grove – FedEx Driver -A sweet, loving and caring guy. He worked the entire time of the coronavirus and continues to work hard for his family and yours.
Mary Bennett – Radiologist at Appalachian hospital in Beckley. She goes above and beyond to care for her patients.
Sue Gilkerson Preparing to reopen responsibly at River Expeditions Adventure Resort
Brandon Keffer My husband has been a bread route driver for 10 years. He is such a great worker, working long hours to provide for his family. He has been on the front lines since the pandemic started and risks his life along with ours going in and out of stores everyday within different counties. He is my hero!
Kimberley Hosler – Frontline worker at Raleigh General Hospital
Lisa Coleman – Jan-Care ambulance – She is the sweetest woman you would want to be around. She treats her patients as her own family.
Sean Dennler Fireman/Electrician/Dad/Papaw – This man is not only a real life hero as a volunteer fireman for Oak Hill,but he is my hero. Around 25 years agothis man stepped up when my biological father stepped out. He raised me as his own, and even chose to adopt me and give me his last name. He is a hard working man who provides for his family and is one of the best examples of a good family man that I can think of. He just so happens to enjoy helping others in need on the side as well as making quality time for the people closest to him. They don’t make them like you any more daddy, I love you!
Brian Dolin – Fire Chief of White Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department. He stands on the front lines to keep our community safe and always goes above and beyond serving the community. Thanks Chief for everything you do.
Derek and Becca Wriston – Priority Ambulance. They work their butts off daily to make sure the community is safe.
Jeromy Hargis Sr. Truck Driver – Owner operator at New Bell.
Kelsey Rine LPN at Family Healthcare in Pineville, She is out there daily taking care if others and then comes home and helps her dad take care of me since I had surgery.
Amanda Hunter has made and donated more than 700 hundred masks during this pandemic. She has spent countless hours sewing. She has donated to doctors, hospitals, and to people in the community, and even shipped some to people out of state. When people donate money for them she buys more material so that she is able continue making masks.
Nikki Tipton never asks anything for herself and is always offering to go out and take her time and shop for shut-ins. She gets online and helps people meet their needs even if it is a used bicycle or a single mom who needs a dryer. She is awesome. At the same time she still stands tall and proud for her mom Joy Carr who is battling cancer. The only reward is gratification. She is one of a kind.
Linda Finley works at Golden Harvest Nursing Home at Welch Community Hospital. She’s the sweetest person you’ll meet and she treats her patients like family. She always went to work even though she has two new grandbabies and another one on the way. I’m sure she’d rather spend time with those babies, but she’s putting her patients first. Thank you Linda.
Hannah White is a student nurse extern and works in the ICU unit at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Hannah’s heart is so dedicated to helping others, she chooses to go to work in the ICU in this current COVID-19 Pandemic. She risks her health for the lives of others.
David Lane is an ER Registered Nurse who has always had a hero’s heart. He has been a firefighter, paramedic and everyday hero as dad and husband to his family.
Kaitlyn Gwinn My daughter, Kaitlyn, is an RN working full time at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center on the Med/Surg. floor. After her day is done from taking care of people, she doesn’t stop there, she comes home and continues to help take care of my father and I who are both disabled. She is our Hero.
Cecilia Chapman – This is my mom. She works hard for the Raleigh County Clerk’s Office and is a super mam. She always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Stephanie Allen – My mom defeated kidney cancer two years ago. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in February. She has no choice but to go to her treatments alone, while also trying to help my youngest brother keep up with his schoolwork, and I don’t know how she does it. She is so strong and she is my hero.
Chris Wolfe – Member at Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years. Chris does office work, bingo and more
Bryan Malott is a Lt at Beckley Fire Department and a former Marine. Due to the crisis he is working almost every day risking quarantine from his family to help the community.
Donna Wesley is my grandson’s special education teacher at Stratton Elementary School. She is a patient, loving, compassionate teacher. She has gone out of her way to help our family so much. We have had transportation issues and she has even brought my grandson’s work to him along with the school meals and it was such a blessing she helped us so much. She always makes sure that he has access to learning opportunities and has helped us with Zoom video conferences. I’m sure there are a lot of families that she helps every single day. She is definitely a hero in our community.
PVT Matthew W Facemire is currently stationed in Kentucky in the United States Army. He will always be a hero in my eyes. He is serving our country and following his dreams of being in the military. His hometown is Dixie, West Virginia.
Lisa Snow – My mom is the most selfless person I know, so I couldn’t find many pictures of her, but this was her on Halloween. She has been a nurse at Beckley ARH for 20+ years. She is my hero. – Love Kara
Jeffery Johnson brings you your grocery cart at Kroger in Fairlea. He always tells you he’s praying for you and remembers everyone who comes to Kroger. We can’t wait until it’s OK to get our handshake again although he always asks how you’ve been and tells you he is praying for you.
Christine Jones – I went in for a checkup and at one point she ask me if I was eating OK. I said ‘About once a day like normal’, then I said ‘To be honest I’m about scared to go to the store due to the COVID-19. She shocked me with what she said next. She said, ‘Do you need me to go to the store for you?’, and then went out of the room while saying ‘I’ll be right back’. She then comes back to my room and sat down with a pad and pen, I was shocked still at this point, I told her ‘I cant let you do that,’ and said ‘Are you for real?’ She said ‘Yes, I’m going for another person so I can get what you need while I’m there.’ I was at this point ready to cry, because no one ever did anything like that for me. I still wouldn’t let her do that for the simple reason, I wouldn’t feel right if she was to get the virus while doing that for me. In my mind I heard her tell me she was willing to take the virus for me to keep me safe from getting it myself. This happened about a month ago and still yet I can’t get that out of my mind. I did take her a vase and flowers but somehow that doesn’t seem to be enough. She was the sweetest person I have ever met and I think the world should know that there still is sweet and honest people out there.
Marty Perdue is from Princeton and works for UPS. He delivers in McDowell county. Marty is ALWAYS smiling and ALWAYS nice. He’s just an all around good guy. He always asks how your doing and he’s genuine. He always does a great job and we love having him and are so proud he’s our delivery man.
Tiffany Blankenship – BSN, RN-BC. Tiffany is a hardworking mother of two boys and has been a nurse caring for those who are in need for 12 years now. We are very thankful for her.
K9 Trigger with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department. On the job everyday helping find missing people and never complains.
Thomas Trent – EMT-B/Firefighter. Thomas has been a dedicated member of Sophia City fire dept. for years and is currently serving as Captain. He also works as an EMT for White Sulphur Springs EMS and Best ambulance. He is a hard working provider and loving husband and father.
Piper Burgess at Bath Bliss. Piper noticed there were very few eggs at the stores. She decided to make egg bath bombs so the kids would have something to color for Easter. Her local business is delivering products to the customer’s door step or meeting them so the items can be put in the vehicle so there will be minimal contact. As a mom-to be, she’s thinking of the kids and she wants to do all she can to help them from being bored.
Jodi Griffith – Registered Nurse at Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Jodi Griffith has been an RN since the day she turned 21. She works at Women’s & Children in the NICU. Her mother, brother, sisters, & friends are proud to have her for fighting the COVID19 every day without fail. She has a heart as big as the mountains yet as soft as cotton.
Michael Garten is a dedicated member of the Sophia Area Vol. Fire Dept and loves helping his community.
My daughter Shannon Bird an RN at PMC in Oak Hill.
Crystal Talbert – My wife is my hero. She’s a CNA. She works at Pine lodge in Beckley WV.
Taylor Butler, RN – Maci & Emeree Ratcliffe nominated their aunt, Taylor Butler who works at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Taylor is not only a great role model to her nieces but also their hero in scrubs.
The mother of my three amazing grandchildren and she takes great of care of my son too. Jackie is a teacher, mother, sister, daughter, friend and mask maker. When this whole ‘wear masks’ thing came about, Jackie jumped at the chance to start right away. First it was for family members, then word got out and Jackie was sewing night and day. People were texting, calling, emailing, and sending Facebook messages wanting masks. Jackie has not charged anyone for masks, this started out with all her time money and effort. She mailed masks to VA, Morgantown, Huntington and places I probably have no clue about. She has made masks for family, teachers, friends, nursing homes and people she does not even know. People have made monetary donations, given her fabric, picked up supplies and helped her out as much as they can but all the sewing and hard work came from her. Jackie is a teacher at Frankford Elementary School in Frankford WV and she misses her job but most of all her kids. She has made a big impact in our community. Jackie has made more than 659 masks and is working on masks for Greenbrier County School Bus drivers.
Keaira Corriveau & Makayla Green – These girls are 17 & 18 years old. They are out saving our community one day at a time and showing the younger generation anything is possible when you fight for it! Truly my heroes!!
Debbie Vaughn – Our CNO has been on the front line and is always on the front line. During all of this she makes herself available. She does rounds all over the hospital making sure it is safe for patients, providers, and employees. She is selfless and puts others before herself.
Tammy Taylor operates T&T Country Store in Coal City. Not only has she kept the family business open for the local community but she has filled special orders and hard to find items for her patrons. She has limited occupancy, cleans constantly and refused to mark up supplies due to demand. With a true heart of gold she is a hero in many ways.
Debbie Morgan, my Grandma works on the frontline as a cashier at the Pineville EZ stop.
Desmone Wingrove – Junior Firefighter
Assistant Fire Marshal Justin England
My Hero! My Fiancé! This is Seth Light. He is in the Army and Assistant Chief for Beaver Volunteer Fire Department. He always puts his community and their needs above his. He is an instructor for the military. There is not a person he would not help. I am thankful everyday to have this man in my life.
This is my son Zachary Honaker. He is fire chief at two departments and also serves his community in other ways as well. He is my hero every day and I am so proud of him. Love you son.
Levi Garretson, my husband, is my hero. He’s a deputy at Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and a loving husband and father. He puts his life on the line every single shift and serves the community with respect and commitment.
Sisters, Cyndle Sansom (CNA) and Eva Morgan (Rural King), both working on the front lines.
Aaron Honaker goes above and beyond in his duty to serve our community. He is our first contact in EMS.
Daniel Fox is a firefighter at Sofia Area Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT-B at Best Ambulance
Owner of Chestnut Revival in Hinton had to close her doors in the face of COVID-19. On April 8th, she and her staff distributed 200 meals to local hospitals, banks, pharmacies & grocery stores to thank those essential workers who are going to work so that we can have our needs met. With no thought about her own lost income, Verona showed her love & commitment to this community. Chestnut Revival is more than a great restaurant, it is a symbol of the community.
Shell Buckland from Greenbrier County EMS is always helping others first. Thank you for everything you do for our community.
Nick and Brittany Miller from Priority Ambulance
Tasha Ahrens has done her share of years as a volunteer firefighter, but is also a devoted EMT for STAT EMS!
Michelle Bennett is a CNA at Rainelle Medical Center.
Courtney Trent has been a Phlebotomist at Raleigh General Hospital for 7 years, and also volunteers as a Firefighter and EMT. She loves helping her community.
The day after Christmas Emily got really sick and shortly after was diagnosed with cancer. She was told she is in remission after three grueling months of treatment. She has never once complained, even after losing all of her hair, and she is taking it all in with a smile. Because of her positive attitude and her strength, Emily Perkins is my hero.
She is the Assistant Manager at the Advance Auto Parts at the Beckley Plaza and has stepped up to help her employees and community during the pandemic.
My 18-year-old son, Senior at Westside High School. But also working at our local grocery store. Working in this junk and still keeping up with his school work.
These are some of our CNA heros who are doing what they can to help your families through this trying time of quarantine. Thank you Michele Martin, Scottie Martin, Cathy Harris, and Lori Bennett your caring and compassion are much appreciated.
TJ Hicks is a volunteer firefighter for Coal City. He is also an EMT. He stands on the front lines to keep our community safe.
Tiffany is a CNA and is hard working and takes awesome care of her residuals . She has trained many of the new CNA’s that come through. She is one of the best at Wyoming Nursing and Rehab. Kenny is a cop in Wyoming County and risks his life for people in this county. These two will do anything they can for someone in need.
Kevin is my husband of 10 years. He is a RN and has worked at RGH for 7 years. He goes into work everyday and cares for his patients. Often times he skips his lunch to make sure his patients needs are kept. During Covid-19, he has had a positive outlook and is ready to take on anything that is assigned to him with no questions asked. He is always my hero and my inspiration.
Brandon Sauls, RRT – My husband goes to work as a respiratory therapist on the front lines while also having a family and working on getting his bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy online. This time has been crazy and he is still able to keep up with all of his school work and make time for his family.
Defending our country every day. Some people never get to meet their hero, I raised mine.
Katy Lankford Certified Pharmacy Technician at Princeton Community Hospital. She is a hero, because she makes sure the patients all have their correct medicines. She is dedicated to her job, and she loves what she does. She is a hero on and off the clock. She will help anyone in need, and she is an amazing person.
Leslie Wellman, Parent and BOE employee As one of the Mercer County Board Member says, Leslie has been the ROCKSTAR of the whole program in making sure OUR kids are fed. Tireless hours of her personal time has been spent in making sure trucks, buses and manpower we’re available to pack, distribute and deliver food for the students. Thank you, Leslie! You are our HERO!!
Dyane has made hundreds of masks during the covid-19 crisis. She puts hours and hours of her personal time to contribute.
A Fayette County bus driver, bought a pizza for every student on his school bus. He hand-delivered them to their homes this week to try to encourage and help the students. He really cares a lot about the students he transports every day.
Always giving back to the community, even with a broken leg!! She is currently preparing school lunches for kids who didn’t get any this week! She also runs a small food pantry.
Logan just became a paramedic a couple of weeks ago, right at the beginning of the pandemic. He has worked so hard to earn this title and is selflessly standing on the front lines.
School cook by day, takes care of elderly mom by night.
Melissa is an RN and she is just an angel. She loves her job and has the biggest heart and loves helping people. She goes out of her way and stops by after a long 12 hr shift and gives me my shots that I can’t give to myself. I thank God she goes above and beyond to help people and has a big loving heart. Thank you Melissa Honaker for saving lives.
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