Hoopers Meet Heroes: Knicks’ Bobby Portis and NYC’s Dr. Jay Rahman

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 coronavirus in their respective cities, New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis chatted with Dr. Jahangir (Jay) Rahman, an internal medicine physician in New York City who has been testing and treating patients with early symptoms of coronavirus as they drive up to his office in their cars.

Healthcare professionals like Dr. Rahman 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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