Hoopers Meet Heroes: Magic’s DJ Augustin and Orlando’s Dr. Sarah Barbour
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 and WNBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Magic guard DJ Augustin chatted with Dr. Sarah Barbour, an infectious disease physician in Orlando. After treating gunshot victims from the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016—the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11—she's now helping COVID-19 patients.
Healthcare professionals like Dr. Barbour need our help. So many of them are facing an imminent shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment). To donate, please visit GetUsPPE.org/donate/#online and choose the "Hoopers Meet Heroes" fund in the drop-down menu.
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