Hoopers Meet Heroes: Pistons’ Langston Galloway and Detroit’s Dr. Sara Hegab

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, Pistons guard Langston Galloway chatted with Dr. Sara Hegab, who received her medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt, and is now a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist in Detroit, one of the hotspots of the pandemic in the U.S. Her hospital, the Henry Ford Health System, has developed partnerships with Ford and Tesla to manufacture face shields for her staff and ventilators for patients, respectively.

Healthcare professionals like Dr. Hegab 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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