At first, Kelly Jenkins didn’t think she should fill out one of the “favorite things” forms.
They’d been left in a break room at Parkland Hospital, where the charge nurse works from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in one of three COVID-19 units. A note explained that a Dallas family wanted to show its appreciation for health care workers through a personalized gift bag or basket.
“I thought: That’s so sweet of someone, but I don’t deserve that,” said Jenkins, 30. “This is my job, this is what I’m here to do.”
The initiative was started by two sisters, Heather Duge, 39, and Annemarie Hardee, 31, and their mom Bobbi Campbell, who was a nurse for over 40 years. The mother and daughters all live about five minutes apart in Lake Highlands. With COVID-19 cases remaining high, they wanted to show front-line workers that their work is still valued, even