COVID-19 DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
OUR MOTTO: HONOR EVERYONE
These are the brave souls who gave everything without question or complaint.
Sadly, and by no fault of their own, the trauma of witnessing so much suffering, pain and death took its toll and the world lost one amazing human being after the other to this pandemic.
The casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic are global.
Dr. Lorna M Breen MD at NYP Columbia
Clinic: Trustees of Columbia Univ. In The City of New York
Specialties: Internal medicine · Emergency medicine
Dr. Breen had been infected with the coronavirus but had recovered.
She told her father she had been dealing with an onslaught of patients, some dying before they could get out of the ambulance.
Her father said, “she tried to do her job, and it killed her.”
“Words cannot convey the sense of loss we feel today. Dr. Breen is a hero who brought the highest ideals of medicine to the challenging front lines of the emergency department,” the statement read. “Our focus today is to provide support to her family, friends, and colleagues as they cope with this news during what is already an extraordinarily difficult time.”
Aside from work, Dr. Breen filled her time with friends, hobbies and sports, friends said. She was an avid member of a New York ski club and traveled regularly out west to ski and snowboard. She was also a deeply religious Christian who volunteered at a home for older people once a week, friends said. Once a year, she threw a large party on the roof deck of her Manhattan home.
She was truly in the trenches of the front line
She died Sunday while visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cause of Death: Suicide 27 April 2020
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